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A couple of reblooms...

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by newbud, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. newbud

    newbud Active Member

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    As a new one to orchids it makes me feel good when I rebloom a plant. Makes me feel like I'm doing something right. Although I have read enough to realize orchids don't die fast, usually. I'm always encouraged when I see new growth continuing and the plant looks healthy. These two do, so far.
    First is Maxillaria variabilis 'Black Eyed Susan' and the other is my Bulb. pulchellum. I was just researching the name for spelling and there are so many different looking B. pulchellum and pulchrim's that I'm not 100% of this one but the species is close enough that's for sure. What do you all think it is?

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  2. newbud

    newbud Active Member

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    Does anyone have an opinion or know this plant. On ebay I found a very similar looking plant called Bulbophyllum makoyanum and it looks more like mine than the pics of B. pulchellum. Anyone have either of these plants?
     
  3. ZWUM

    ZWUM Bulbophiliac Staff Member

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    It's hard to tell whether or not you have B. puchellum, a species similar to it or a hybrid.

    Here's a description for B. puchellum pulled from another forum.

    Up to 10 flowers in a drooping fan. Sepals and petals pale yellowish , densely spotted red, lip purple with a yellow tip. Dorsal sepal hooded with edges finely fringed. Lateral sepals about 1.3cm long, 2.5mm wide, widening slightly from the base to a point beyond the middle, their upper edges joined from near the base to the apex, the ends shortly bluntly pointed curved backwards slightly. Petals a little shorter, gradually narrowed to a long pointed tip.

    The plant you saw on eBay that looks similar to your plant is a hybrid. It's commonly sold as makyoanum but I think it's actually the hybrid named Bulb. Daisy Chain.

    Hope that helps!
     
  4. goods

    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Congrats on getting some reblooms! That's always an excellant feeling when you rebloom a plant for the first time.

    I love that dark form of variabilis! The Bulbos that look like this seem to be a taxonomic nightmare. It seems that there are a few species that look very similar, plus throw in hybrids like Daisy Chain and you have a real mess. You definitely don't have B. makoyanum. The individual flowers on that one are much more cylindrical with space between each one on the umbel.
     
  5. newbud

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    Thanks Zwum and goods: I ordered the B. makoyanum just to compare. It was only 10 bucks to I thought what the heck. I also got my B. ambrosia to bloom today with 2 more on the way. I posted in another thread. Take Care
     
  6. Paul Mc

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    Congrats on the blooms!
     
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