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Leptotes needs ID

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Mat Brutger, Feb 1, 2023.

  1. Mat Brutger

    Mat Brutger Active Member

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    I purchased this as leptotes tenuis, which I do not believe it is since the color is wrong. Is this pauloensis? The plant is identical to the harryphilipsii I grow right next to it, and the flower is similar as well but they bloomed at different times. Any leptotes experts out there?

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  2. Roberta

    Roberta Active Member

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    Coastal southern California
    I am no expert. I do know that for several years pauloensis and harryphillipsii were considered synonyms, but I note that now Kew considers harryphillipsii a valid species. It sure looks like my harryphillipsii that is blooming now. I don't know what the differences are, I don't have access to Eric Christenson's paper on the subject.
    Here is my plant.

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    Last edited: Feb 2, 2023
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