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Ponthieva garayana

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Nov 3, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This was not labeled as Ponthieva garayana and I was very pleased when it bloomed. This came from Colombia and is a terrestrial. It bloomed sequentially for several months.

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, that is really bizarre and cool. Nice photos too.
     
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    Cool!
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    Flowers look like jewels!!!:clap:
     
  5. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, I keep coming back to this because it is so strange. Also I can't figure out what the parts are. Is the entire protruding part the column? Is the anther the lowest portion or the upper one above the spots? Dr. Seuss should have used this as a model for one of his creatures.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, the flower is non-resupinate so the lip is above the column. The green circular portion with the spots is part of the lip and the lip projects above it. It is easiet to see in the 2nd picture. I pollinated this thing and it took a long time (and a phone call to a friend) to get it right.
     
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    wow!! very interesting sp