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Restrepia guttulata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Jan 27, 2015.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is labeled as R. guttulata #1 from Clackamas Orchids. This is the first bloom on what was probably either a keiki or a leaf cutting. It is 2.5 inches tip to tip and the synsepal is 1.5 inches long which is larger than expected. I like it.

    Restrepia guttulata plant RAW-900.jpg Restrepia guttulata profile RAW-900.jpg Restrepia guttulata1 RAW-900.jpg
     
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    Mike Leone Acme Orchidarium Co. acmeorchidarium.com Forum Sponsor

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    Love those leopard spotted Restepias, nice job!
     
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    John Klinger Active Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly Pretty sure that started as a keiki, don't remember David ever doing any leaf cuttings. That is a beautiful bloom.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Very nice clone, gotta get me a piece some day.
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It's still a bit small to divide but I'll put your name on it :cool:
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, just curious as to how you can tell that it's a leaf cutting or keiki? Is there a more mature leaf that the main plant is growing from?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Zach, I can't tell with any certainty. It has 2 distinct areas where it is rooted but the 2 are connected (not 2 separate plants). So, it could be a division or seedling that put out a keiki that rooted. It was just a gut feeling that it was probably a keiki. Also, if it was a seedling I imagine that David at Clackamas Orchids would have had it labeled as a cross. All speculation on my part, though.
     
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    Well, leaf cuttings are pretty much just keikis. They develop from the same point on the parent growth. The main difference, as far as I can see, is that keikis aren't intentional.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the explanation Kelly. I grow a number of Restrepias, but they haven't grown keikis, nor have I tried leaf cuttings with them (though I've read it's fairly easy to do).

    With orchids, you're never done learning!
     
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    Very nice photos! I have a little one of those, but its spots aren't as sharp, and it doesn't bloom very often.
     
  11. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Dave. I am very pleased with the way this bloomed out. Since this is it's first flower I don't know how often it will bloom.