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Oberonia rufilabris

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a plant from India that originally came from Phil Jesup and was sold by J&L unidentified. It is a real delight. For reference, the branch this is on is about 3.5" tall. The close-up is from a couple of years ago and the others are current.

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    great spikes and colour and shape of those flowers!
     
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    another nice one.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Yeah, I need that. Searching...
     
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    What a delightful plant. I want it but I don't know who sells it particularly in red like yours. Really nice.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Scruffy, you might check with J&L Orchids. That is where I got mine.
     
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    :)
    Thank you Marni. How do you grow it?
     
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    This is also Ob. rufilabris. Cuneata lacks lateral lobes on the lip. There are some pictures of on the Flora Melissa (Schuiteman & deVogel). Very nice specimen!
     
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    That is very interesting. I had not looked up the countries of origin before and don't see the Philippines listed. All of the plants I have gotten from Purificacion Orchids in the Philippines as Ob. setigera have been Ob. rufilabris, yet it doesn't show up as a country of origin.
     
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    Hi Marni,
    it occurs in the Philippines, it is in Jim Cootes' Book. Re distribution of Oberonia species, the information out there is very fragmentary. The Oberonia monograph will still take a few years to complete, but getting there ...
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you for all of your information and corrections. An Oberonia monograph is something to look forward to.