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Name: Donald
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needrain
Dec 11, 2015 6:47 AM CST
Do you know what this one is Greg? Some kind of orchid? How tall was the plant? The strings look pretty long. Good combination of form and color in the photo.
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Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Dec 11, 2015 3:28 PM CST
Thanks Donald, yes they are two separate plants and the string one was 4 feet long!! Very interesting plant!!
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Dec 11, 2015 8:30 PM CST
looks like a Dendrochilum latifolium!
(I saw another one, so that's cheating, but I think that's what it is)
Name: Greg Colucci
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gg5
Dec 11, 2015 10:24 PM CST
Dirt - I'll look it up and see - it seems easy to id because of those long bloom stalks (strings)
I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 15, 2015 10:26 PM CST
Yes, it does look to be a variety of D. latifolium:
http://www.sborchid.com/plantdisplay.php?ocode=DCHLM0060
http://www.andysorchids.com/pictureframe.asp?PicId=3386&PicN...)
http://marniturkel.com/Pages/orchids/o.sales/dendroch/drch.m...

There's only one photo in our database of a bloom of the species: Dendrochilum latifolium but no photos yet at the entry for Dendrochilum latifolium var. macranthum
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 15, 2015 11:26 PM CST
Lin thanks for those links - yes this is definitely Dendrochilum latifolium var. macranthum I will edit my photo
to have the dendro. magnum be the main item in the picture, then I'll add to the database
Thank you Thumbs up
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jmorth
Dec 16, 2015 1:04 AM CST
That orchid is impressive. Super nice pic Greg!
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Dec 16, 2015 8:42 AM CST
It sure is a great photo of that beautiful orchid!
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Dec 16, 2015 8:07 PM CST
Gee Greg--I think it should go in just like it is Thumbs up

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