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Psychopsis elegans

This is a discussion on Psychopsis elegans within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I was surfing around researching Psychopsis and heard about this guy elegans that i had ...

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    Default Psychopsis elegans

    I was surfing around researching Psychopsis and heard about this guy elegans that i had never heard of. I can't find any pictures. Anyone else know anything about it?

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    Sorry - That psychopsis is a real butterfly - actually a moth I believe...

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    Well, i guess i was right when i thought "hey, that doesn't sound right!"

    'I'm always right. One time i thought i was wrong, but it turned out i was just mistaken'

    Thanks for the clarification, diane!

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    There is an Odontoglossum species, elegans, with similar coloration to a Psychopsis, but obviously very different flower form.

    It's a naturally occurring hybrid between Odm. cirrhosum x cristatum. You'll also see the hybridized cross with a capital 'E.'

    Julie

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    Yes, there is that, but there truly is a psychopsis elegans that is a moth. The name has been changed - taxonomists!!! It's common name is Coddling Moth.

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