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Barkeria scandens?

This is a discussion on Barkeria scandens? within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is the first time this plant is flowering for me. Labelled B scandens, but ...

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    Default Barkeria scandens?

    This is the first time this plant is flowering for me. Labelled B scandens, but am not sure. Petals and lips look different.

    It is quite temperemental: last year it aborted its spike when I moved the pot 10 cm's down, such that the spike wouldn't hit the glass. This year it hit the glass, but as a result the top buds aborted.

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    Wow very pretty, I'm not familiar with this species.

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    Echo Zainal..lovely flower, have never heard of this orchid..thanks for sharing it Lars

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    Lovely blooms. Thanks for sharing Lars.

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    Interesting and different orchid bloom. Is this a terrestrial type orchid? I don't know anything about it. Did you happen to take a photo of the plant too?

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    Interesting and different orchid bloom. Is this a terrestrial type orchid?
    Not terrestrial: it's an epiphyte closely related to Cattleya and Epidendrum. Growth habitus is similar to Epidendrum.

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    Hmmm, that doesn't looks like any scandens I've seen before. I'm inclined to say "no" but will wait on someone more knowledgable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lars.Kurth View Post
    Not terrestrial: it's an epiphyte closely related to Cattleya and Epidendrum. Growth habitus is similar to Epidendrum.
    Thanks, Lars. After posting that, I looked it up and found some interesting facts about this orchid. The main thing I remembered was that the orchid needs very high light and humidity with lots of air movement. And I noted that of the 12 -15 photos in Owiz, none had as much white as your bloom. Most are very dark - almost solid magenta in color. I like the white found in the one you bloomed.

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    Difficult to tell from this angle of the flower, but could be barkeria skinneri or some other species.

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