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Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Dale, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Pook

    Pook Disneyed

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    I'm surprised you know who Justin Bieber is...
     
  2. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    I hear that Dale covets Justin's hair, Pook. He wants his bangs to swing across his forehead, too.
     
  3. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    Ladies, please. The hair on that mop-head is an indication of poor personal hygiene and grooming skills. And it's Floozo that's collecting the Bieber stuff. The pencil case is just what he admits.
     
  4. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    It's a slime mold, and not an orchid!
    You're welcome!
     
  5. Dale

    Dale New Member

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    I'm underwhelmed. If you really like the genus it's probably OK in a kiss-your-sister sort of way. Flowers have been like this for a week, so they're 'open'.
    porpaxelwesiisidestack.jpg porpaxelwesiifrontstack.jpg
     
  6. PaphMadMan

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    Assuming the pictures at IOSPE are correct (and I usually do) this doesn't look very close to Eria (or Chonchidium) muscicola. Perhaps the genus is correct though, whichever you happen to prefer. If you're not happy with it I'm sure we could find a new home for it.
     
  7. piotrm

    piotrm Well-Known Member

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    haha

    so it is now not Eria muscicola... but Porpax

    nice
     
  8. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    It's neat, whatever it is!
     
  9. PaphMadMan

    PaphMadMan Member

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    Another look at IOSPE and it seems species of Porpax do have flowers of this general shape and color, including Porpax elwesii, but shorter spikes and with leaves at the time of flowering. Porpax probably, elwesii maybe not.
     
  10. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would grow it for the plant only. The blooms are just the icing on the p'bulbs. Really cool.
     
  11. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I will call off the happy dance by Tom-PA then...

    Where is Tom-PA? Did someone piss him off?
     
  12. Uluwehi

    Uluwehi angraecoids, dendrobiums and more Supporting Member

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    Cute!!