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Unidentified from Longwood Gardens

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Steve C, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Steve C

    Steve C New Member

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    Saw this in the orchid room at Longwood Gardens. Couldn't see a tag from any angle that was available.
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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It could be the Rattlesnake Orchid; Goodyera oblongifolia. Almost certainly a Goodyera.
     
  3. RustyExotics

    RustyExotics - Nicholas

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    Definitely Goodyera, but not Goodyera oblongifolia. Goodyera oblongifolia tends to stick pretty tightly to the ground and doesn't have as much drastic (but beautiful) mottling as this one. This one looks to have larger flowers, too. It's really an outstanding plant, really.

    Possibley Goodyera daibuzanensis? I did some looking around and this looks similar leaf-wise, but the flowers of the one pictures above still look more open and slightly larger (lateral petal-wise) than expected.

    Apparently Goodyera daibuzanensis is native to Taiwan...
     
  4. Steve C

    Steve C New Member

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    I hadn't seen that one. The foliage matches very well. I came across Goodyera schlechtendaliana, which more closely fits the flowers, but looks a little different in the leaves.