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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Dale, Nov 23, 2008.

  1. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    I'm pretty sure it's an octomeria, but don't remember where I got it, and it's not in my DB. Flowers are 7-8mm across and scented of Juicy Fruit chewing gum.
    octomeriaspclose.jpg octomeriaspflowers.jpg
     
  2. Craig

    Craig megalomaniac

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    I'd say with the multi flowering habit thats its a Myoxanthus sp.
     
  3. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    Dunno what it is. It's pretty neat, though.

    What's the difference between Octomeria and Myoxanthus?
     
  4. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Thank you, Craig. My first thought was also myoxanthus, but I didn't find anything that was close when I looked at photos. And I have a few myoxanthus. I also have a few octomeria and generally, the plant I photographed today more closely resembles an octomeria, vegetively. Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean too much. I've emailed the photos to a few people I think I may have received the plant from.
     
  5. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    could it be Octomeria grandiflora?
     
  6. Craig

    Craig megalomaniac

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    Hi Jon,
    This is only from what I've seen and I am prepared to be completly wrong about this. A lot of Myoxanthus send out multiple flowers at once from the one node, M. affinis is one I have a couple of others that I have no ID that also flower the same. There are however single flowered species like M. serripetalus. In general all the Myoxanthus species I have seen tend to be more robust in growth than Octomeria's.

    Cheers Craig
     
  7. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    "could it be Octomeria grandiflora?"

    No. Smartass.
     
  8. Forrest

    Forrest Really Neat

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    LOL
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I would call it Myoxanthus octomeriae and that will almost cover both genera.(where is the poking stick?)

    A pretty one, Dale.
     
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    I dont recognize it...and I generally include tags--even if they say noid...its WONDERFUL though... which specie is more likely to be scented?
     
  11. Yug

    Yug Orchid Pest

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    Any chance of being some sort of Eria?
     
  12. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Thank you Yug, but I don't think so. I believe all eria have flowers in a raceme with the exception of a couple that have single flowers. The flowers of this plant are produced in a congested fascicle at the base of the leaf. Eria flowers are produced from a node that's either apical or subapical from a well-defined node and without a sheath. This plant is nearly identical to several octomeria and myoxanthus in my collection.

    Nice to see you here.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would bet a batch of cookies that it is an Octomeria.
     
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    Yug Orchid Pest

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    Dale - your knowledge dwarf's mine (by a wide margin). I hope you figure it out.
     
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    Craig megalomaniac

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