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Orchid classification...What do I have?

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    Default Orchid classification...What do I have?

    I bought this orchid at a plant sale years ago and the woman selling it simply called it a "black orchid". The orchid blossoms are actually chartreuse with black spots. Can anyone help?
    I tried to upload images from my computer but I could not because of a red exclamation mark. the only image I have to show you is my profile pic.

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Size:  106.8 KBCoelogyne pandurata is sometimes called the black orchid...does yopur look anything like this?

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    Yes and I found a pic of it on FB Orchid Talk Forum. I have uploaded several of my pics onto the FB site but unable to here.

    Initially I googled "Black Orchid" because that is what the orchid was reported to be but Coelogne pandurata did not come up in the search. The leaves of my orchid are very wide and pleated. Very few of the pics of Coelogne pandurata show wide leaves, but the flower is exactly the same. A gorgeous bloom!

    Thanks Kathi! Any suggestions for uploading pics here? I can't insert an image because the prompt is for an URL and I want to upload from my computer.

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    Fredclarkeara After Dark is also called the Black Orchid.

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    Thanks for sending the link but the problem is with "insert image" command. The pop up asks only for a URL address and not to browse my computer for a file. I will try it again another way, through my profile but last time I browsed and uploaded images from my computer they were
    flagged with red exclamation marks.... I really would love to post pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tropical View Post
    Thanks for sending the link but the problem is with "insert image" command. The pop up asks only for a URL address and not to browse my computer for a file. I will try it again another way, through my profile but last time I browsed and uploaded images from my computer they were
    flagged with red exclamation marks.... I really would love to post pics!
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    Mary, if your photos you uploaded were flagged with red exclamation marks, they were beyond the size limit for the forum. Your photos can be a maximum of 700 px x 700 px at 72 DPI. If all of this sounds a bit too complex, please watch the Help Videos and see how to resize your images right here in the forum.

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    Not too complex for me BD, I figured size might be the problem, I can resize the pics. What is the solution for the URL only with 'insert image' on quick reply messages?
    Thanks, Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by tropical View Post
    Not too complex for me BD, I figured size might be the problem, I can resize the pics. What is the solution for the URL only with 'insert image' on quick reply messages?
    Thanks, Mary
    By default the only option in the 'Quick Reply Editor' is the Image URL only option. If you would like to attach images (meaning upload from your home computer) then you would need to click the 'Go Advanced' button at the base of the 'Quick Reply Editor'. This will load a new page with the full editor and all features. You can still see the posts and images from the thread you were reading below this new Full Editor.

    The purpose of the quick editor or 'Quick Reply' is to be able to respond to a post without having to load all the other images and features found in the Advanced Editor. It just makes the forum speedier to load.

    I hope that clears that up. Please let me know if you have additional questions.

    Cheers,
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    I am now thinking I could have Coelogyne bufordiense, which is a cross between asperata x pandurata. The leaves are identical.

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