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Wild Orchid close to blooming. Know it?

This is a discussion on Wild Orchid close to blooming. Know it? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I am attaching some photographs of a wild orchid plant from Thailand that will be ...

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    Question Wild Orchid close to blooming. Know it?

    I am attaching some photographs of a wild orchid plant from Thailand that will be blooming soon as the spikes are clearly visible. I have seen them in flower before, i.e. they are small, attached to a spike, sort of like bells and have hairy white-green and yellow blooms. Can anyone identify it? Thanks.

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    Michael most probably based on your description is Eria albidotomentosa. http://www.orchidspecies.com/orphotd...otomentosa.jpg

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    hi, first i thought its liparis, but zain is correct with eria, im just not sure if its the one he meant. i checked his link and pbulb doesnt match, but nevertheless this is always exciting,so pls keep us posted when it opens.

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    Zain identified it correctly, I checked images on Google. It's an Eria albidotomentosa, the common name being "Downy white Eria".

    Cheers, Michael

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    ok, pls post pix when in bloom.

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    I look forward to seeing it in bloom too, Michael.

    Cheers,
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    Wink Eria now in bloom!!!

    This is an update and especially for Ron, as he asked twice to see this orchid in bloom! It took quite a while to open (6 weeks) and there are more coming...
    Enjoy.

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    there we go,
    thanks michael, love this one!

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    Talking More blooms!

    Now practically all have opened, so here are some more photos! ENJOY

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    Really nice! I especially like the lip.

    How big is the plant/flower? Thanks.

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