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Encyclia cochleata 'Green Hornet' In Bloom

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    Cool Encyclia cochleata 'Green Hornet' In Bloom

    This is the second time this guy has bloomed. I bloomed it the first time last August. It already has 2 new growth in progress. I will repot it after this bloom cycle is complete as it is growing, and getting full/tight, in a 3 inch pot. It spent part of the summer outside and loved it. The roots went crazy.

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    Looks awesome Harvey.

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    It's very pretty Harvey!

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    Nice job Harvey. Mine has been in continuous bloom since December 23rd with new blooms right after the other.

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    Pretty one!

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    A nice example of the type, but Prosthechea (Encyclia) Green Hornet is a registered hybrid (cochleata x trulla). I hope someone didn't actually use 'Green Hornet' as a cultivar name for cochleata. It would be nearly impossible to tell them apart for sure.

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    So no usage of 'xxxxx'? Label is wrong then.

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    It is possible someone was misguided enough to tack 'Green Hornet' onto their legitimate plant of Prosthechea (Encyclia, Anacheilium) cochleata(um), but Prosthechea Green Hornet is a registered hybrid and it seems more likely someone made a false assumption and inserted the species name where it didn't belong. Obviously it isn't easy to see a clear difference. To me this perhaps has the more tailored appearance of the hybrid rather than the octopus arms of Psh. cochleata waving and curling in every direction. Maybe.

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    To me, this plant is Prosthechea Green Hornet. The plant & flower are not totally that of cochleata.
    Too much yellow in the lip, the plant growth habit is wrong.
    I would drop the cochleata completely. As Kirk says, it can be very difficult to tell them apart, to me it is easier with this plant.

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    Whatever it is called, the culture here is really excellent - such lovely clean foliage. There is a piece in the AOS mag' this month about the species, and talking about different forms of the lip - apparently all the ones from one place have a narrow lip, and the broad lip comes from a distant location. Worth finding and reading.

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