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Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by tong tsu shi, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    I got an orchid that looks like a Lepanthes from Trinidad.
    It was rescued from a constrution site in a forest in Trinidad.
    Who knows, mabey it is not even a reconised species
     
  2. carl

    carl Active Member

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    Trichosalpinx are similar to Lepanthes vegetatively, I think. Same inflated sheaths on the ramicaul, same diminutive stature, etc. Quite a bit different when they flower.
     
  3. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    I have a leaf that I broke off with a spike with seed pods.
     
  4. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    Here is a pic.
     

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  5. carl

    carl Active Member

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    well, that doesn't look lepanthes-ish at all.
     
  6. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    Well I would not know because I grow cool growers and I think that Lepanthes are warm growers.
     
  7. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    What does it look like?
     
  8. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lepanthes species are found at a wide range of elevations and therefore temperature ranges. That looks like a Pleurothallis or perhaps a Stelis to me.
     
  9. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    That was my origenal thought.
    Also, the leaves are very thick.
     
  10. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    When I looked at the spike I thought it looked like a Lepanthes spike to me.
     
  11. tong tsu shi

    tong tsu shi my first word was Masdevallia

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    Could someone please help me figure out what this might be? WP_20170306_12_28_26_Pro.jpg