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Scaphosepalum anchoriferum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I used to have this plant in a pot and it never flowered. After Bill posted his plant in a net pot with tons of flowers I put mine in a net pot ... and voila! There are 8-10 other spikes in various stages.

    Scaph anchoriferum plant-800.jpg Scaph anchoriferum profile4 RAW-900.jpg Scaph anchoriferum top RAW-500.jpg
     
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  2. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Looks great Kelly!
     
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    weeand Well-Known Member

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    Nice. Very well done! Beautiful pictures as well
     
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    bob williams Member Supporting Member

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    can you help identify the flower parts? Are the petals red and yellow spotted? Do they have a 180* twist ending with the 'tails' or is that the dorsal sepal? thanks, bob.
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Anybody please feel free to correct me if I am wrong.

    Scaphosepalum are non-resupinate so they are upside-down compared to more typical orchids. So, the horns on top are lateral sepals and the long feature at the bottom is the "dorsal" sepal. I don't know if the wing-like structures on each side of the lip are part of the lip or are actually the petals. Based on what I see in my 3rd photo I would guess that they are the petals.
     
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    bob williams Member Supporting Member

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    Now i see it, thanks. I thought the lip was the dorsal sepal.