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This is a discussion on cleisocentron within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; i get merillianum and gokusingii together this year. just like people usually said, these are ...

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    i get merillianum and gokusingii together this year. just like people usually said, these are closely realated and sold with wrong label. i may be right for this one. terete leaves:


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    What a pristine little orchid...very elegant!

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    Tiny little orchid flower!

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    both of them has terete leaves. How is the growing, arching or upright. If Arching i'st propably merrillianum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanhua View Post
    both of them has terete leaves. How is the growing, arching or upright. If Arching i'st propably merrillianum.
    this is not what i red n(below from an other forum):
    "I went to hear Dr. Tony (Anthony) Lamb's talk at the Malihini Orchid Society in Cupertino last year. He showed and explained to me the key for Cleisocentron gokusingii and merillianum. He said that although there are more specific differences, the fastest way to tell them apart is by the leaves. C. gokusingii leaves aren't terete, having a flat-ish top surface, while C. merillianum leaves are nearly entirely terete and round in cross section.

    Here are the keys he showed me from the Malesian Orchid Journal:

    Leaves distinctly constricted c. 2cm below the apex, ligulate, very shortly unequally bilobed, sheaths not striate; stems 0.7-0.8cm in diameter; front wall callus inside spur not discernible = C. gokusingii
    Leaves not constricted c. 2cm below the apex, terete to ligulate, acute or shortly unequally bilobed, sheaths striate; stems c. 0.5cm in diameter; spur with a small front wall callus below the base of the midlobe = C. merillianum"

    and clearly i get two different species last time. i will show you (if interested, but i think you are...)
    btw i need to buy these Malesian Orchids Journal books, lot of interesting stuff in it and not so expensive...

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    of course I am interested and I have this book. Unfortunatelly I'm not at home.

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    this is one of my other plants:


    and it's not terete!

    the flowering one is in the worst condition it can be. leaves look more terete but they are so desydrated that i can't really told you if really different.

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    you are right, it's semi terete. I'll be home om August 27 and will take pictures of my plants. I'll come back to you.

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