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Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by Ntoyoshima, Mar 3, 2018.

  1. Ntoyoshima

    Ntoyoshima New Member

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    Hello --

    Any idea what kind of orchid this could be?

    I bought it at the NW Flower and Garden Show about 3-4 years ago. I think the grower said it had been divided from another plant. It's grown new leaves, but alas, it's never bloomed. I've never seen an orchid with leaves as stiff as these. Any help identifying this would be appreciated!

    Thanks --

    Nanette
     

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  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My guess would be a Bifrenaria. Some of them require winter dry rest to initiate blooming.
     
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  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Nanette, I know I suggested Stanhopea in your "introduction" post but if I had to believe me or Marni for I.D. I would go with Marni every time. :)
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Definitely looks like Bifrenaria to me as well.
     
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  5. Ntoyoshima

    Ntoyoshima New Member

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    I looked at the pics on the internet and it very much looks like bifrenaria -- right down to.the black ring on the pseudobulbs!

    Apparently, I have not rested the plant in the winter by decreasing water. Would it be too late to start doing that now?

    Thanks -- I appreciate the help.
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    If there is no active growth, then it wouldn't hurt to try and keep it dry for 4-6 weeks.
     
  7. Pawpaw

    Pawpaw Well-Known Member

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    I would say Bifrenaria harrisonae.
    Eric
     
  8. Ntoyoshima

    Ntoyoshima New Member

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    The bifrenarias have it. I am going to not water it (or only minimally) fir the next 4-6 weeks. I have it under a plant light so let's hoping my baby decides to flower!
     
  9. Ntoyoshima

    Ntoyoshima New Member

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    It bloomed! Thanks, everyone!
     

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  10. Ntoyoshima

    Ntoyoshima New Member

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    It finally bloomed! Thanks everyone!
     

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  11. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Congratulations! And thanks for letting us know.
     
  12. DanaRaluca

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    A beautiful, healthy plant. Thank you for sharing.