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Ornithocephalus I.D.

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by KellyW, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Any Ornithocephalus experts out there? I bought this as O. ecuadorensis from Colomborquideas via Colombian Orchid Imports. I like it but it certainly isn't ecuadorensis and I don't know what it is. Any ideas? The longest dimension (length) of the plant is 3 inches. The bloom is about 5 mm across.

    Edit: This is not a complaint against Colombian Orchid Imports. They have good plants for good value. They pass the plants on labelled as they received them.
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    not a clue, but shape and macro - beautiful !!!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Piotr.

    After cruising the internet looking at photos (exhaustive scientific methodology :D) it looks like it could be O. manabina. Any thoughts?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Piotr. Karma's does look the same or very similar. That seems to narrow this down to O. manabina or O. dolabratus.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Like so many little grown, but interesting species, there is a lot of mis-identification in this group. And I'm not the one to clear it up. But I do love them. And congratulations on the great macro shot.