Orchids forum: Need orchid ID

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Name: Ive
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MamaIve12
May 24, 2016 4:45 PM CST
I got this pretty about a year ago, a gift from a friend that was moving out of town. I would like to know its name- the only information I have is that it's a Florida native orchid.



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hawkarica
May 24, 2016 4:52 PM CST
The easy answer is Encyclia. To put a grex or species name on it will take a bit longer.

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Name: Ive
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MamaIve12
May 24, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Thanks! Encyclia tampensis appears to fit, based on the pictures I was able to find on Google after you pointed me in the right direction. Smiling
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Ursula
May 24, 2016 6:57 PM CST

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Wouldn't that be the alba form of Encyclia tampensis?
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dyzzypyxxy
May 24, 2016 7:10 PM CST
Yes, I was going to ask if there is an alba form. Mamalave's looks very similar but my Enc. tampensis has purple splotch/striping on the lip, and the petals are a little more yellow.
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Name: Jim Hawk
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hawkarica
May 24, 2016 7:22 PM CST
Yes, I found E. tampensis f. alba 'Mendenhall' CCM/AOS to be a good match.

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Name: Ive
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MamaIve12
May 25, 2016 5:13 AM CST
Thank you all!
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