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Neofinetia falcata var. Manjushage

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Tom-DE, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    A weirdo among the Neof. falcata. The flower has three spurs.

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  2. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    Beautiful!
     
  3. Marni

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    It reminds me of fireworks.
     
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    Torrish Active Member

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    Very cool!
     
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    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    Nice, some people would kill for it ;-) Not me, but... I read some time ago lots mutations going on in Neofinetia falcata... - 'wind orchid', which was already known in 1665!!! well to be honest most of those clones in cultivation are some kind of mutants, and in such long time it was collected from nature and registered plenty of different mutants. This one is actually mutant flower with two ectopic spurs growing from the inner tepals. I think very nice mutation because base of the flower is intact and having extra spurs makes it very symmetric and good looking flower. If someone is very interested in this matter drop me an email I can send very interesting article about it.
     
  6. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks!

    I agree. Mutant flowers are not my cup of tea either but I will make an exception for Neof. falcata..., I am glad this one has turned out to be the real deal and I didn't pay $300+ per growth either.
    PS, there are some seed-prop. seedlings out there and most of them if not all will not bloom out with three spurs.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I only have two mutant Neos in my collection and I don't mind to have that one with two lips and two spurs in the future.
    Here is my other mutant Neof.--Neofinetia falcata var Shunkyuden:


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  8. Reyna

    Reyna Orchid Obsessed Supporting Member

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    Yeah, the mutants are highly prized by the neo addicts. :) Quirky, yes, but very cool.
     
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    Way Cool...
     
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    I also have neo's and as long as I like them its worth the price. right now I am have one acting up trying to find out why and what to do. You have a very nice neo no mater what and your right it looks like fireworks to me and the smell is wonderful I have 7 and I am looking for the problem for the one that one side is dark the other side is strange I want to think it may have got sun burned even tho its never been outside I do grow them under my planter that has grow bulbs, Time will tell. bye all Happy growing and Good luck to all.
     
  11. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you, juliann! and welcome to OI.