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Pleurothallis rowlei

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is a plant from Ecuador. The tallest growth is about 14". The flowers are about 1/4" wide. Does any one know what it is?
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  2. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, it looks like the dark form of Pthl. rowleei to me. I have this color form of rowleei and the plant and flowers look just like the one you just showed.
    The flower on mine is about 0.5" tall, maybe 1/3" wide.
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Tom. I think you are right. The lip is very distinctive. Walter Teague brought this from Ecuador years ago, but none of us put the energy into finding the name. I've just sent him a note to see if he agrees. With or without a name it is a wonderful plant.
     
  4. Tom_in_PA

    Tom_in_PA I am not an addict

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    I agree it is a wonderful plant
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It is a small world!
     
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    DukeBoxer Active Member

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    Whoa, deja-vu all over again ;)
     
  8. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Too funny! :D
     
  9. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I wonder if we got our plants from the same orginal source, since we both live in the same general area.
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Candace, I got my plant 15 to 18 years ago from Walter Teague who collected in Ecuador. I have divided it over the years and know that a few pieces have ended up on raffle tables at orchid societies. What about you?
     
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    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I bought mine at the last Sacramento society auction. It was donated by Howard Gunn and was labeled only as Pleuro. species. So, it's very possible it's the same plant:>
     
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    Great color