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ID for Batistonia leitzei

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Jos Laaper, Jan 3, 2023.

  1. Jos Laaper

    Jos Laaper New Member

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    To all,

    find attached to pictures of a plant in my collection with the name: Batistonia leitzei.
    Oke, I know, it might also be Oncidium or Gomesa. But the main question is, is it a "leitzei".
    I have doubts because of the colour patern on the flower. I find pictures on the web, which are yellew with brown spots, while this one is more brown with yellow.

    I look forward to your responses.


    Jos IMG_7325.JPG IMG_7327.JPG
  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Oak Island NC
    As nice as that is, I don't think the Oncidium leitzii identification is correct.

    I cannot offer an alternative, but it is reminiscent of a cyrtochilum.
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Santa Rosa, CA
    I do believe it is/was a Baptistonia. The cruciform flower is pretty typical and the spindle or conical shape is distinctive. But I don't think it is leitzei. I am attaching my pictures of B. leitzei from some years ago.

    How are you growing this. It is doing very well.

    bap.leitzii.#1.stacked.close.jpg bap.leitzii.#1.habit.jpg