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    Hi there

    I'm new here (from South Africa), enjoy browsing through your webpage. Been orchid'ing for about 12 years now..

    I've got an orchid in my collection that I would love to identify, can anyone help me? The plant itself resembles a cymbidium (bulbs), but loses all the leaves during winter months.

    I have got a picure of the flower, please see attached...

    Many thanks~!!

    Maria Kotze
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    Maria, it's for sure not a Cymbidium. Take picture of the whole plants, also with out flowers.

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    hmmm, wouldnt know what it is, but interested to find out!

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    Many thanks, please find a picture of the plant - right now it's growing 2 new bulbs. The first time the plant went into this stage, I thought I killed it, but last year it flowered again. The leaves are very cymbidium-like, but I can see that it's definately not one..

    Ps. the photo of the flower was taken in October 2008 (spring) & it flowered again last year's spring. Flowers lasted something like 2 months.

    I bought it at a fare for VERY cheap, the guy there had a couple of them. It was planted in sand & nutshells, I repotted it this year into bark.

    Thanks for your help!

    Maria

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    Oops, sorry, here's the plant!
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    Hi there

    Someone told me it's an EULOPHIA - I did some research & it seems as if they were right, but still not sure which one...

    Many thanks~!

    Maria

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraai View Post
    Hi there

    Someone told me it's an EULOPHIA - I did some research & it seems as if they were right, but still not sure which one...

    Many thanks~!

    Maria
    Hope you find out what the name is. It is a cool little bloom.

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Thanks!

    The plant went through a rough time when we had a hailstorm, but hopefully she'll
    recover fully..

    Have a great day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kraai View Post
    Thanks!

    The plant went through a rough time when we had a hailstorm, but hopefully she'll
    recover fully..

    Have a great day!
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    Orchids are pretty tough. I bet with your good care it will be just fine.

    Cheers,
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    It could be an Eulophia of South Africa I think?

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