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Oberonia caulescens

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Gerrit, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. Gerrit

    Gerrit Well-Known Member

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    Got this one as O. caulescens. Hope the ID is correct Oberonia caulescens-180720--2.jpg Oberonia caulescens-180720-.jpg Oberonia caulescens-180723--4.jpg Oberonia caulescens-180723--6.jpg .
     
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    pcolman Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Looks like O. rufilabris to me.
     
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    Gerrit Well-Known Member

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    Think you might be right.
     
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    Really like the close up's of the bloom. Thanks for the post.
     
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    Spectacular photographs...great species that I think i’ll need to look for!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is what I know as rufilabris. Frequently sold as setigera.

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    Gerrit Well-Known Member

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    So what species would mine be then?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know. If you like, I can move this thread to the Orchid Identification section so those who are good at ID are more likely to see it.
     
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    Hi Marni,

    I would think yours is more likely to be setigera than rufilabris with the pronounced filamentous flower bracts. Interestingly, your blooms seem to be spaced out a bit more than most of the setigera I have seen (including one I killed), but maybe it’s just that your photos are real good.

    Gerrit’s seems to be spot on for rufilabris. A drawing from Seidenfaden (on the Swiss Orchid Database) does not show the filamentous bracts on rufilabris and is also consistent with SITF confirmations for rufilabris.
     
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  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've posted this before as Oberonia setigera and was corrected by Daniel Geiger. The filaments are much longer on setigera.