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Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Tom-DE, Feb 5, 2009.
Anyone knows the name of this one?
This is R. cerina. It comes both in a pink, and yellow form.
And it is very nice, Tom.
Thanks. I am thinking it is either R. cerina or R. merrilii. The flowers of mine and its presentation look slightly different than the normal R. cerina but the plant looks almost the same. For now, I will put both names on the tag.
This genus is so screwed up commercially(my plant was labeled incorrectly as R. compressa) and people(including myself) sometimes just label the pictures according to what the tag says, so when I google 'Robiquetia', I will find few flower pictures matched with mine, but they all have different names. On Jay's site, the R. pantherina looks like mine too, which I don't think it is correct. We need few taxos here!
Tom, how big is that cluster?
MJ, the flower cluster is about 4" long 2.5" wide. The plant is not in bloom now, so the numbers are estimated but they should be very close.
Thanks again! This guy can get very big and it normally blooms in April.
That is something of a double edged sword. Be careful what you wish for.
So true, Marni.
I'll agree. Especially splitters.
BTW - great pic. Tom.
Very nice, Tom!