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Renanthera matutina

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Alexis, Apr 3, 2011.

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  1. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    Another miniature Renanthera, this one is remarkable for its intense, velvety ruby red flowers.
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    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Renantheras are wonderful :)
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Amazing color.
     
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    Cool!
     
  5. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Nice. How large is the plant?
     
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    Jon, the plant is about 6" from base to tip of the tallest leaf.
     
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    nice
     
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    Nice color. It is Ren. bella. Ren. mututina has more open star shaped look with very pointy and narrower petal/sepal. And the color is more orange tone
     
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    Thanks, Wonderlen; can you site your source of information? I searched my library, and my plant and flowers match the description of Renanthera matutina as indicated in Comber's Orchids of Java.
     
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    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I like that. Small renanthera... hrm...
     
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    But now Wonderlen has me wondering if mine is just small because it's an FBS. Looking at it, I wouldn't guess it would become a giant plant, but I dunno...
     
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    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Oh. Well, get back to me in 3 years, and let me know how large it is. :)
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Incredible colour!
     
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    Alexis, I attached 3 pictures showing how Ren. monachica, bella and matutina looks. You can see the difference between bella/monachica and matutina. One thing is Ren. bella has the most uniform in term of flower shape and color; its always orange background with deep scarlet blotches, almost covering the whole floral segment.
    Ren. monachica has uniform flower shape, but the base color can range from pale yellow to orange to brick, with spots that are uniformly spaced.
    Ren. matutina has the slightly different shaped flower. Petals are mostly horizontal and sharply pointed. All floral segments are much more narrower than the other two sepecies. Some clones do have sligtly boarder lateral sepals that are ruffled like the other two. Base color can range from yellow to brick and some clones don't have spots on petals. Also the spots can be range from clearly defined to washout blotches.
    Vegetatively its slightly different and have longer leaf that are slightly arch and less purple pigment. The other two have shorter rigid leaf, that are always carry at horizontally and heavly flush with purple, even if you grow in lower light and almost impossible to tell them apart when not in bloom.
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