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Polystachya rhodocheila

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Aug 21, 2012.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is an import from Madagascar that came as an unidentified species. The plant is about 14" tall and has very long lasting flowers.




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  2. gg68

    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    A really beautiful one...and so big!!!
     
  3. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Of course Marni's photos are always very nice, but this plant is even more impressive in person. If I recall, the flowers are more yellow in colour in natural light.
     
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    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    Very nice, Marni. Your Polystachya photos have definitely piqued my interest in the genus.
     
  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are some really great ones and also some really disappointing ones. And lots are misidentified. My first and still one of my favorites was P campyloglossa in 1984. I can't help myself, I buy them all and then see what to keep. This one came as an unidentified Polystachya species from Malala about 10 years ago.