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Porpax sp.

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Chuck-NH, May 15, 2019 at 8:23 AM.

  1. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    This is a plant I purchased as Porpax sp. from Northern Thailand. Haven’t really been able to ID....ustulata and lanii may be possibilities. The blooms do not open any wider than what is in the photos. I have had this plant for 3 years, no blooms the first year, 2 last year and now 6. I grow it cool and moderately dry in the Winter (although not a complete dry rest). It is watered nearly every sunny day May - October.

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  2. DanaRaluca

    DanaRaluca Active Member

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    This is crazy! :) How can it look like this?
    ... I think that the diversity of orchids will never cease to amaze me...
     
  3. RustyExotics

    RustyExotics - Nicholas

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    I absolutely love Porpax. Finally have two species that are doing... well so far. But who knows; we'll see how they do over the winter.

    It looks like Porpax ustulata to me, but it also doesn't open as much as I'd expect it to...I'm not entirely confident with enough species to really know for sure.
     
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    Those flowers border on the obscene.
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! I'm not sure which species it is, neither. Is it from Manote?
     
  6. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Hi Naoki,

    Yes this plant was from Manote...do you have one as well?

    Chuck
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Chuck, I got only one Porpax (Porpax capuccinorum) from them, so I think that it is different from this. Mine hasn't bloomed, so I'm not sure what it is yet.