Plant ID forum: What orchid genus would this be?

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Colombia at an elevation of 4,
Southamerica
Mar 5, 2019 4:43 PM CST

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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Mar 5, 2019 5:17 PM CST
Sorry but this doesn't look like an orchid of any sp.
It is a shrub or tree.
Please can you add really clear pics of the flowers to this thread.
Colombia at an elevation of 4,
Southamerica
Mar 5, 2019 5:26 PM CST
It was raining so I did not get a close look. I assumed it was an orchid, but the leaves to the right look like it could be a Bromeliad. But I have never seen a flower of a Bromeliad like that. I now see older inflorescence as if it could be part of a bush.
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Colombia at an elevation of 4,
Southamerica
Mar 14, 2019 10:35 PM CST
Silversurfer said:Sorry but this doesn't look like an orchid of any sp.
It is a shrub or tree.
Please can you add really clear pics of the flowers to this thread.

I took more pictures and it does appear to be an orchid.


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Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Mar 15, 2019 3:12 AM CST
I agree ..having the leaves and showing whole plant paints a different story.
Thanks.
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Silversurfer
Mar 16, 2019 1:46 PM CST
Been looking to try and find this for you.
Maybe Cyrtochilum murinum.

http://www.orchidspecies.com/c...

http://powo.science.kew.org/ta...

https://www.google.com/search?...
Colombia at an elevation of 4,
Southamerica
Mar 20, 2019 3:23 PM CST
Silversurfer said:Been looking to try and find this for you.
Maybe Cyrtochilum murinum.

http://www.orchidspecies.com/c...

http://powo.science.kew.org/ta...

https://www.google.com/search?...


Great, that was excellent. Do you specialize in orchids? I have some Epidendrum photos that I have not been able to find the species for.
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
Region: United Kingdom Plant Identifier
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Silversurfer
Mar 20, 2019 4:35 PM CST
Err no!
Hate trying to id Orchids...they are really hard.

Felt guilty at saying it was a shrub not an orchid

Clue is in the name Silver surfer.
I have a bit of botanical knowledge and can use that to search www.
It beats crosswords/suduko/knitting on wet days spending hours trying to get a perfect match!

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