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Sedirea japonica in spike!!!

This is a discussion on Sedirea japonica in spike!!! within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi y'all - I picked up this Sedirea japonica at the Orchid Show last weekend, ...

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    Default Sedirea japonica in spike!!!

    Hi y'all -

    I picked up this Sedirea japonica at the Orchid Show last weekend, when I saw that it looked like it was going to spike - and now it's REALLY spiked out! I'm very excited about this and am trying my best to keep it happy so the buds don't blast, as I know that is a common occurrence. By the way, this Sedirea was right next to an Aerides japonica, so I asked the AOS judge who happened to be looking at them with me what was the difference between the two. He laughed and told me that "sedirea" is Aerides spelled backwards! But they are 2 different genera; I guess some of those frustrating taxonomists have a sense of humor - or, perhaps, no imagination.


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    Can't wait to see the bloom, Maura

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    Maura, you are going to love the scent from it. Yay!

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    Nice miniature !! By the way Aerides japonica and Sedirea japonica are the same plants, there was no genus called Sedirea earlier, but when the taxonomists found out that this plant was quite different from other Aerides and wanted to place it in its own genus they made a new one by just spelling Aerides backwards as you already mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Nice miniature !! By the way Aerides japonica and Sedirea japonica are the same plants, there was no genus called Sedirea earlier, but when the taxonomists found out that this plant was quite different from other Aerides and wanted to place it in its own genus they made a new one by just spelling Aerides backwards as you already mentioned.
    Doesn't that just figure??? Thanks for the information, Amey!

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    Congrats, Maura. Don't forget to post pictures of the blooms.

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    interesting orchid. please post when it flowers.

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    What a cutey - and such a happy-looking little guy!

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    Your plant has been in spike for a long time based on the spike length. Those spike will take weeks to develope not days. Good buy!

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    Thanks for the info, Tom - I did not know that and would have thought I was losing the spike!

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