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Maxillaria species

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Dale, Jun 27, 2010.

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  1. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    IC grower. Flowers are 2" across and wonderfully scented.
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    Beautifully grown.
     
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    Very, very, nice. What's your best guess as to species?
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Outstanding - what a handsome looking plant
     
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    "What's your best guess as to species?"

    I don't have a guess. The flowers are very similar to those of M. ochroleuca, but the plant and bloom habit aren't even close.
     
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    Maxillarias rock! And this is no exception.
     
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    Very nice I think it is Maxillaria shepheardii ;-)
     
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    That appears to be very close, from what I can tell. Thank you, piotrm.
     
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    Home Grown Hakuna Matata

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    Whatever it is, its a beauty! Thanks for the whole plant shot :D
     
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    Does it give leaf size. My understanding of shepheardii is that the leaf is wider than what Dale is showing and that the pseudobulbs are rounder and more squat. I haven't looked it up, this is a recollection.
     
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    Yes, I looked at the images from ISOPE and Ecuagenera, but they don't agree with what Eric Christenson identified as Max shepheardii some years ago. The image at http://www.orchidarium.pl/Galeria/galeria.php?obraz=3908 has the same character as what he ID'd. Specifically a cap of flowers covering the pseudobulbs close to the base of the plant. M. shepheardii is listed as coming from Colombia and Dale's plant is from Ecuador. It is quite possible that it is the same species as what Ecuagenera is showing, I just don't think that is M shepheardii. I would love to have a name on it.
     
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    It was only this bit online avaible in latin if I good understand it says 10-23 cm tall.

    Thank you for explenation, so it is more likely the same what from Ecuagenera sp, but we still it stays without a name -yes I can easly see leaves difference between those two, I guess Jay comment is pretty ok - M ringens complex ;)
     
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    This looks to me to be Maxillaria weberbaueri.
     
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