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Grammatophyllum confusion

This is a discussion on Grammatophyllum confusion within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi everyone, I have not forgotten my promise to be more active this year. I ...

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    Hi everyone, I have not forgotten my promise to be more active this year. I took part in a Show in March and did very well. Took some photos but my PC is on the blink, and I just cannot get them uploaded from my iPad. As soon as I get this sorted out I will post.

    I have a strange happening emerging from a Grammatophyllum plant which I have had for about 7 years. It was bought as Gram. Scriptum var citrinum, has flowered prolifically several times, and the flowers were certainly "citrinum" (there is a photo here in the Forum).
    This plant now has 6 spikes coming into bloom. The buds are just beginning to open. This morning I looked up to see the first flower open and behold! It was the brown flower of "scriptum". I am so shocked that I had to write right away.
    I have to wait until other flowers and other spikes open to see what they are like.

    To my learned friends here on the Forum, is this possible, have you experienced something like this.
    Angela

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    Is there a possibility that there are actually 2 or more plants together in the same pot when you purchased it? I have had some (catt seedlings) from less reputable vendors sold like this.

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    Not sure if it was a coincidence or what, gramattophyllum I posted last week, vendor confirmed me that it was citrinum and when I told him that it turned out to be regular he was surprised. Will have to wait and see.

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    Since you know you have had citrinum flowers in the past (repeatedly and abundantly) it seems either part of the plant has spontaneously mutated (rare but not impossible) or you have always had more than one plant growing together and the non-citrinum one just never flowered before. Depending on how large the plant is it might be hard to determine which is the case. I think you will see citrinum flowers again. We'll be waiting for a report.

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    Hi Angela. I remember your spectacular Grm scriptum. Waiting for further report. Congratulations for doing well at the Show.

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