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Unknown Miniature Species...Possible Oncidium Alliance

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by goods, Aug 12, 2014.

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  1. goods

    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I'm posting this for a friend of mine. This plant was originally from Ecuagenera but was purchased from a reseller here in the U.S. It came labelled as Dichaea ancoraelabia, which I do not think it is. I'm not even sure that this is a Dichaea, but I'm not very knowledgeable on this group and would like your opinions.

    The flowers are tiny, as you can see, so it may be difficult to nail this down to a specific species.

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  2. spiro K.

    spiro K. Active Member

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    Pachyphyllum ?
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My first guess would have been a Dichaea. However, if you are convinced that it isn't Dichaea check out some of the Appendicula genus such as A. pauciflora. Appendicula is from SE Asia so I don't know if Ecuagenera would even have them.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It looks as if the flowers are more than one to the inflorescence which doesn't look like the anchoraelabia. And the lip isn't anchor shaped.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, Marni's correct. There are multiple flowers per inflorescence, which seems to be uncharacteristic of D. anchoraelabia. Are there any Dichaea with multiple flowers or are they strictly one per inflorescence?

    Kelly, my first thought was possibly Podochilus, which in some people's eyes is synonymous with Appendicula. Both of those genera are Old World like you said, which makes it less likely coming from Ecuagenera, but I do know that they sell some OW genera.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I agree it is not D. anchoraelabia. I have posted mine here, so you may look it up and compare.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think that all of the dichaea that I know are single flowered and the flowers are held on a longer inflorescence. But that doesn't mean all of them do.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I need my eyes checked. I didn't notice there were more than one flower per inflorescence! Now I'm intrigued.
     
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    oh, I would send it back on their expensise this thicg sucks....

    It may be Appendicula reflex or any other sp of Appendicula...

    regards
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Piotr. We actually found A. reflexa earlier today and are fairly convinced that it is a very close match.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, did you mean to have a link to a picture? I don't see one. Weren't you having trouble posting links a while back?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, I still can't upload photos here, I don't know why I can't upload photos here while I can do it on other forums. At this point, it isn't important any more. I don't take photos as often as I used to anyway.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That doesn't seem right.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'll let Brent know again.
     
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    Certainly looks like Appendicula reflexa ,but....what is it doing in Ecuador, and how can Ecuagenera confuse it with Dichaea?
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I Too think it looks like Appendicula reflexa. Funny thing, I have a Dichaea ancorolabia from Ecuagenera as well. I haven't bloomed it, but I'll bet is the same species in question.