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Maxillaria turkeliae

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by wpinnix, Feb 1, 2016.

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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I got this from Jim Rassman not long ago. It has a very pleasant fragrance.

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    Rvorchids Eric Sauer, Dayton Ohio

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    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.

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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    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.
     
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    Rvorchids Eric Sauer, Dayton Ohio

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    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?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with Eric S. This is the plant that from which the type specimen was taken.

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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Thanks Marni and Eric, I'll take a closer look this evening.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    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
     
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