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Jamaica: Blue Mountains Rain Forest: Terrestrial Orchid: ID

This is a discussion on Jamaica: Blue Mountains Rain Forest: Terrestrial Orchid: ID within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi, I am living in Jamaica, and during an expedition into the rain forest between ...

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    Default Jamaica: Blue Mountains Rain Forest: Terrestrial Orchid: ID

    Hi,

    I am living in Jamaica, and during an expedition into the rain forest between the Blue Mountains, I have discovered this little terrestrial orchid.

    The roots were in the soil, but it climbed a little bush otherwise. I also recognized leaf fungus. Unfortunately, I cannot say anything about the fragrance.

    What orchid could this be?
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    It is not an orchid, but a Hoya. And with that, I have exhausted my knowledge of the Genus.

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    Yes, a Hoya. Perhaps Pavel will have some idea on what type.

    cheers,
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    Indeed it is a Hoya but could not find which type. Hoya's are natural of Asia Australia and Polynesia. You have found a naturalized plant since they grow like weeds! Interestingly Hoyas and Orchids have their pollen in clumps called "pollinia" .
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    I have always wondered where they were native to..pretty little flowers. And very hardy. I have a very neglected one out on the front porch.

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    But still, it is very frustrating to me, ha ha ha! I thought I got a new native orchid, and all I got is a little weedy shrub. However, I will continue to grow it (I got a cuttling), But take time...

    By the way, anyone knowing which exact species this is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SvenLittkowski View Post
    But still, it is very frustrating to me, ha ha ha! I thought I got a new native orchid, and all I got is a little weedy shrub. However, I will continue to grow it (I got a cuttling), But take time...

    By the way, anyone knowing which exact species this is?
    I believe the name of that Hoya is H. angustifolia

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    I really don't know much about the background of Hoyas, but I do know this, they are not only beautiful,very heavy substance flowers/plants, but they are also low maintenance, tough buggers. AL

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    Thanks once more! Great answers, all together!

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    Very very beautiful Hoya !

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