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This is a discussion on Please name this orchid within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi Maggs again, I have this scorpion plant it has got three flower spikes, one ...

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    Hi Maggs again, I have this scorpion plant it has got three flower spikes, one bloomed and then when I looked at the plant I noticed that there were two sprouts(thought they were root) coming out again so I have three beautiful and strong spikes, I am posting a picture of the present bloom can anyone tell me which of the scorpion flowers this is please, the plant is in a concrete pot filled with a mixture of soil and coconut husks, it stands over six feet tall, this has been the third time it has bloomed and I have never transfered it from the pot, orchid food and water is all it gets, when it finishes blooming I intend to cut it back and get another plant. Thank you

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    It appears to be an Aranthera (Arachnis x Renanthera) hybrid but I don't know for sure. Aranthera Anne Black and Aranthera James Storie are similar to this but I'm sure there are others.

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    Hi Maggs, could you put a pic of the whole plant please?

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    It is some Renanthera hybrid.

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    I concur with Kirk - an Aranthera.

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    Hi thank you for the replies to my orchid question, the plant is in a concrete pot upstairs on my porch, it is in the sun from about 7am to about 6pm and boy the son is really hot here in the caribbean. I will post some pics of the full length of it.

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    Maggs here, I promised to post a picture of the orchid (Aranthera?) in the other post but did not know how to do it when replying.SorryName:  CIMG0300 a.jpg
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    Wow that is huge tall plant many spikes congrats Maggs, nice growing area and very beautiful Araceae families.

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    Thanks for pictures of the plant, Maggs. Looking at the pictures I'm inclined to think that this is Aranthera Anne Black - the leaves of James Storie are closer together and and slightly broader; the lateral sepals more closely resemble Anne Black; the spikes of James Storie are usually branched. Another similar aranthera is Mohd Haniff. BTW these 3 are all very early Renanthera x Arachnis crosses (circa 1950s) and have one main fault i.e. the older flowers fade before all the flowers are open.The modern arantheras have overcome this fade problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    It appears to be an Aranthera (Arachnis x Renanthera) hybrid but I don't know for sure. Aranthera Anne Black and Aranthera James Storie are similar to this but I'm sure there are others.
    Yes PaphMadMan, you’re right. It seems to be a cross between Arachnis and Renanthera.

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