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Laelia anceps question

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by KellyW, Jan 20, 2015.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I remember reading somewhere (maybe on this Forum?) that there is a variety or clone of L. anceps that has shorter spikes. I have the "typical" variety of L. anceps and the inflorescences are so long that it is unwieldy. Does anyone know the name of or grow a short spike variety? Thanks.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    The albas have much shorter spikes compared to the type.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Kelly, you should inquire at the Santa Barbara orchid estate, they have an amazing collection of Laelia anceps. I seem to recall they had a short spike variety of the 'typical' purple variety. At least you could get a name.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    Also, a friend has a Laelia anceps from Andy's orchids that has a relatively short spike.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you Daniel and Bill.
    Bill, that is a good idea to talk to SBOE. I'll do that.