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NOID Orchid of Costa Rica

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by DanaRaluca, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Hello,
    I have seen this orchid at low altitude (around 450m high ?) in Costa Rica. The flowers are small and moderately fragrant.
    The overall plant height is around 12-15cm ( I wrote somewhere the exact dimensions, but unfortunately I don't find them :rolleyes:)
    Can anyone, please, help me to ID it?
    Thank you,
    Dana
     

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    spiro K. Active Member

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    Epidendrum sp.
     
  3. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Thank you.
    I was thinking of epidendrum, too, but I couldn't find anything that matches this orchid.
    The epidendrums I know, have all longer canes, like dendrobium.
    But this one has clear pseudubulbs with 2 leaves each.
    :( I wish to have better photos...
     
  4. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    It looks similar to Epidendrum zosterifolium, but that species comes from Ecuador, and it's flowers are smaller. I'm fairly certain the orchid in your photos is an Epidendrum, but don't know what species.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Perhaps Epidendrum firmum?
     
  6. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    Thank you very much.
    I am not familiar with any of these species, but in the photos I have found on the internet, both have cane-like stems, with more leaves.
    I know it is not obvious in my photos, but my plant seems to have slender pseudobulbs carrying 2 leaves each....Yeah.. it is not obvious at all and these are the only photos I've taken:(
    So Epidendrum... Thank you...:) I'll check it once again