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Please try to ID this Orchid (3 Photos)

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    Default Please try to ID this Orchid (3 Photos)

    I got it as orchid baby, but the label has been destroyed by the outdoor weather conditions after a long time. I bought it among others. Those species were:
    - Grammatophyllum () scriptum var. tigrinu
    - Brassiacattleya () 'Myrtle Sammy' (Brassia subulifolia x Cattleya - bowringiana)
    - Bulbophyllum () ssp.
    - Bulbophyllum () vaginatum
    - Cattleya (C.) amethystoglosso
    - Cattleya (C.) Lulu Land
    - Dendrophylax funalis
    - Encyclia (Enc.) tampensis alba
    - Laeliocattleya () 'Trick or Treat' (L. icarus x Lc. alma) (HCC-AOS) - (Icarus x 'Chit Chat')
    - Myrmecophila (Mcp.) grandiflora
    - Myrmecophila (Mcp.) tibicinis
    - Myrmecophila thomsoniana var. aurea
    - Potinara 'Twenty Four Carat' (Lea AM.AOS x Mcp. brysiana)
    - Prosthechea (Psh.) cochleata - syn. Epidendrum (Epi.) lancifolium
    - Schomburgkia (Schom.) wallisii

    Which of them could this orchid be? Thanks a lot.



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    We would need a pic of the plant to get anywhere near a guess.

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    Ditto Roy's comment.

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    Okay, here they are: added to start posting.

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    Not 100% but those leaves and bulbs look just like my encyclia alata , I'm going to go with the only encyclia you have on your list and say its the tampensis.

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    It is difficult to tell but I think the p-bulb is wrong shape for Enc tampensis.. I am going to guess an unhappy Potinara Twenty Four Carat.

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    Thanks to you all for helping me so much in this difficult task. I know it is difficult.

    If it is an unhappy Potinara Twenty Four Carat, what can I do to make her very, very happy?
    And if it is an Encyclia alata, how to make her happy?

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    I would suggest , soaking the plant in seaweed extract or KLN once in 3 weeks for about 20 minutes and see if it improves or grows new roots

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    Thanks. If I cannot buy here in Jamaica) KLN or seaweed extract, what things can u use to substitute? Can i use regular root hormone but in lower doses?

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    It looks like that it may not have been getting enough water. What is it growing on? How frequently do you water? How much sun does it get?

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