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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by wpinnix, Feb 1, 2016.
I got this from Jim Rassman not long ago. It has a very pleasant fragrance.
I am not sure that is augustae-victoriae. First, the flower spike is upright which is not typical for this species. The flower also does not look large enough.....although it is a small plant. Attached is a photo of my a-v.
That does look quite a bit different. Mine seems to match the entry in Eric christensons Maxillaria book. The flower on my plant is about 3 inches across.
The flowers should be nearly 6" across. My plant was confirmed by Eric Christensen..
Take a look at Max. turkeliae as a possibility....Marni, what do you think?
I agree with Eric S. This is the plant that from which the type specimen was taken.
Thanks Marni and Eric, I'll take a closer look this evening.
I dissected the flower and the measurements fit turkeliae, ad3 well and the shape of the lip, column, floral bracts, and leaves. So, another missing label orchid identified!
Kelly, can you change the title of the post to Maxillaria turkeliae