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Ascocentrum... maybe? any id ideas?

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    Default Ascocentrum... maybe? any id ideas?

    i picked this up and was told it is a taiwan native, crosschecking with a 'complete' list of native taiwanese orchids the only thing close i could imagine it to be is an Ascocentrum, but the plant seems quite big, i thought most of the ascocentrums were pretty smallish... but im sure thats just a lack of knowledge on my part... it has a spike forming so i guess i'll know more when the flowers start showing...
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    There are only about 10 species of Ascocentrum, so narrowing it down would be quite easy. The only Ascocentrum with flat strap leaves like that (that I know of) would be ampullaceum, but I can't imagine ampullaceum having leaves as large as your plant. Please post pictures of the blooms when they open up!

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    I look forward to seeing what this orchid turns out to be. Glad it is already in spike!

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    Hmmm, looks more like a Cymbidium to me, time will tell....

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    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    Hmmm, looks more like a Cymbidium to me, time will tell....
    you have me intrigued, ron, which cym does it conjure in your mind?

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    After how many beers LOL !!!
    Quote Originally Posted by walingwaling View Post
    Hmmm, looks more like a Cymbidium to me, time will tell....

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    It looks like a Rhynchostylis gigantea hybrid to me, potted in extremely wrong way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    It looks like a Rhynchostylis gigantea hybrid to me, potted in extremely wrong way.
    see, thats what i was thinking but i the dealer swore up and down it was a native taiwan mountain orchid... looking as vandaceous as it does, the potting of it really confused me...i'll do what i can to keep it happy and see what comes out of it!

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    I'm going to suggest that it might be a Vandopsis, although I'm not sure any are native to Taiwan. At least one of those species grows as a terrestrial (lissochiloides).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Saar View Post
    I'm going to suggest that it might be a Vandopsis, although I'm not sure any are native to Taiwan. At least one of those species grows as a terrestrial (lissochiloides).
    well holy sheep shit! it think you got that right on the money michael!!! i double checked and
    Vandopsis gigantea
    Vandopsis lissochiloides
    Vandopsis parishii
    are all listed as being on taiwan's flora list... and i am extremely pleased with that accidental purchase!!! i'll try to find an appropriate time to call the vendor and work my chinese to it's fullest to try and confirm... thanks for the suggestion, i really think you nailed it!

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