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Orchid flower identfication

fotobee Plus
9 4 3 South Africa
4 Dec 2020 11:01AM
Hi there
About 8 years ago, I found a withered pseudobulb with one neglected growth on it in a dumpster. I took it home, and grew it on, on my kitchen windowsill with my tiny orchid selection. The plant is small, reaching a height and spread of about 100 mm. It grows in a plastic pot of 150 mm. The plant has elongated "Turtle shell" pseudobulbs about 200 mm in height and 100 to 120 mm in width. The thickness is about 5 mm. Only about 10% of the roots have entered the sphagnum medium, the rest have formed a wild tangle of white aerial roots. The two leaves are growing out of the sides of the pseudobub, and are not staggered, and cover the pseudobulbs about 80 %.. This year (about 8 years from finding it) it has grown a long flower raceme, with 3 branches on it. These have developed buds (sparsely) on them, and have opened to reveal 2 flowers, with about 300 mm of stem between them. This raceme is very thin, the base is about the diameter of two paperclips, thinning to about one paperclip at the end. I have included a photograph where I have called for help in identifying it. My reason for doing this is solely curiosity and personal, and the photo will not be entered in any competitions.

Best regards
Martin Hartmann
saltireblue Plus
13 14.0k 85 Norway
4 Dec 2020 11:49AM

Quote: I have included a photograph where I have called for help in identifying it.

Martin - I think you forgot to add the photo.Smile
4 Dec 2020 9:09PM

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