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Oberonia rufilabris

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by wpinnix, Mar 22, 2015.

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  1. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I've really grown to love this genus. I don't have quite enough species, always looking for more that will take cool conditions.

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    rico Active Member

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    I REALLY like that one. Too bad the only one I have is a NOID.
     
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    annabanana1987 Active Member

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    That's awesome !
     
  4. DanielG

    DanielG New Member

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    This is Ob. rufilabris, NOT Ob. setigera. Both have long floral bracts, but the bifurcated epichile with thread-like lateral lobes makes this rufilabris. setigera has proportionally even longer floral bracts, but the lateral lobes of the lip are clasping the gynostemium and have about 5-6 fat fingers. Notice also in rufilabris the floral bracts decrease in length from base to tip of inflorescence, while they are more or less the same length in Ob. setigera. I've seen those two frequently confused in the trade.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Thank you Daniel. Kelly, can you change the title.
     
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    William, in the picture, is the yellow growth at the top a new set of leaves? Is it typical that they come in yellow like that? Do they then turn green overtime? I am not sure I had seen that before.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Hello Gregg, No the yellow growths are the old fan that eventually died and the leaves fell off.
     
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    Gregg Zollinger Active Member

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    Thanks for the clarification William.
     
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    Thanks for the information Daniel. I think I have the same species , purportedly from the Phillipines.
    I am re-labeling it as we speak!
    By the way,I also have several species from Thailand, and as they bloom , I will save you pickled inflorescences. IMG_0832 (364x550).jpg
     
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    Thanks for offering to preserve some inflorescences. I assume you will take some pictures of the plant (and flowers) first. Re pickling, just drop the entire spike in >60%-100% ethanol or isopropyl alcohol. and leave it in there for a day. Re sending it over, postal regulations (A180 exemption) require that there is less then 5 ml of free alcohol per container, less than 50 ml of alcohol per shipment. The inflorescence can be wrapped into an alcohol soaked tissue (paper towel, toilet paper) and that is then placed into a tightly sealing container (Falcon tube, deli container, double zip-lock bag). I will be more than happy to re-imburse you for any expenses, and will certainly provide you with IDs.

    Ob. rufilabris does occur on the Philippines; see Jim Cootes' book.

    Thanks for considering this!