Orchids forum: Orchid ID

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stickfrog
Jul 4, 2017 1:20 PM CST
Posted this in the wrong spot before. Can anyone identify this orchid. It's beautiful and smells better than it looks. Thank you.
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Calif_Sue
Jul 4, 2017 3:50 PM CST

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Moved to the Orchid Forum so the orchid enthusiasts here can hopefully help with an ID. Thumbs up
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hawkarica
Jul 4, 2017 4:10 PM CST
Looks like a hybrid of Prosthechea [Psh.] cochleata.

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stickfrog
Jul 4, 2017 7:39 PM CST
Thank you very much!
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BigBill
Jul 5, 2017 3:40 PM CST
It could be a hybrid of Epidendrum fragrans, now Prostechea. If I spelled it correctly?
That genus separates the non-resupinate Epidendrum out from Epidendrum into their own genus. Or better yet, it could be the species itself. Sepals and petals of fragrans are minty to creamy green, lip with amethyst keels. Sometimes the amethyst becomes more deeper and more solid in the lip.
Usually cochleata primary hybrids tend to be more reflexes in the sepals and petals and somewhat more 'spidery' looking.
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hawkarica
Jul 5, 2017 6:57 PM CST
I look up cochleata on OrchidWiz and found quite a variety in the flowers. I think that is as close as we are going to come.

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