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Restrepia species

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Jon, Mar 1, 2009.

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  1. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Acquired as a single-leaf division from a private collector in San Francisco. I couldn't stop looking at this thing when I was viewing his grow area. It's gotta be the coolest restrepia I've ever seen.

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  2. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    awesome. new growth yet?
     
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    This_guy_Bri weirdo

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    wow. that is neat
     
  4. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Thanks guys.

    No new growth yet, Forrest, but I'm pretty reticent to dig around and see if there are new roots or anything.
     
  5. Rita-mo

    Rita-mo Just One More Please

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    WOW! I like it!
     
  6. Jon Young

    Jon Young New Member

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    Man that's NICE how big is the flower
     
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    Chris New Member

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    Death spike.
     
  8. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Uncool.
     
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    Nice Jon.
     
  10. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    Very different and I like it!
     
  11. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This popped up on the random photos. I am a Restrepia fan and I love this one. Anyone know what it is?
     
  12. piotrm

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    it looks like a bit more split than usual for Restrepia iris
     
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    After Piotr pointed it out, I was flipping through IOSPE, and it does loo very similar to R. iris. Does split synsepal (reversion to ancestral state) occur frequently in Restrepia? In Paphs, I have seen split synsepal (e.g. my P. purpuratum did it, and I think Ray posted P. phillipinensis with this), but they seem to be sporadic (next flower might become normal).
     
  14. Dave The Scientist

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    This is gorgeous. I need one
     
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    I think it's a form of Restrepia schizosepala.
    Beautiful... Never have seen a Restrepia I didn't like!
     
  16. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The current owner of this plant contacted me. He said Lisa Thoerle identified this plant as 'probably Restrepia iris'.