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Kegeliella houtteana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Raven, Nov 1, 2023.

  1. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    IMG_7604.jpeg IMG_7605.jpeg Here is a species that is going to bloom for the first time under my care. I know what it is and I’ll ask moderators to change the title after I post a blooming picture.
    For now, I’m posting a picture of a plant and of a spike. Can somebody guess what it is? First person guessing it right can claim a seedling of another species from the same section (it’ll be free but you’ll have to pay for shipping). One guess per person per day, to make it fair. Let’s play!
     
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  2. Arne

    Arne Active Member

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    Maybe Gongora galeata
     
  3. spiro K.

    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    Polycycnis sp. ?
     
  4. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    Not Gongora galeata.

    Spiro, I'm not saying this is Polycysnis or not but if you replace sp. with a species name, I would say if you are right or not ;-)
     
  5. rico

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    The red undersides of the leaves make me think it must be Kegeliella houtteana! K. atropilosa is similar but is not described as having reddish leaves.
     
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  6. spiro K.

    spiro K. Well-Known Member

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    I'll take a stab at it, Polycycnis muscifera.!
     
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  7. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    Looks like we have a winner! I purchased it as K. atropilosa but it can be K. houtteana.
    If you want an established seedling of Neomoorea irrorata, please send me a private message. :)
     
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    I do hope you post pictures when it blooms! Kegeliella species are so uncommon yet so cool.
     
  9. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    Here are the flowers. Can somebody change the title?
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  10. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    That's fantastic! Nice growing!
     
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