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This is a discussion on Orchid ID Please within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This afternoon, the lady orchid vendor I mentioned in the post "My Lucky Orchid Afternoon" ...

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    Default Orchid ID Please

    This afternoon, the lady orchid vendor I mentioned in the post "My Lucky Orchid Afternoon" visited my office again and I bought all of these for the equivalent of US $3.45. Three kinds of cattleya types, two cuttings of arachnis, and a lot of those in the middle. Can anyone please ID it for me (bottom photo)? Leaves are not thick and fleshy like those of the arachnis. Leaves are soft while the roots and stem are more slender than those of the arachnis.
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    Default reed stem epis?

    Could they be reed stem epis? Vendors often have bunches of them. Probably called something else now.

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    i'm guessing reed stems epidendrum as well..... however, there are a ton of them out there, every color of the rainbow. have fun blooming them out, and post new pics and maybe some will actually be id'd for you.

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    Yes, they appear to be reed stem Epidendrum, but that includes hundreds of species and hybrids. Even when they bloom it is very unlikely to get a specific identification.

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    especially if the flowers are green, omg there are so many, but are epis native to the philipines? i think they come form central/south america mostly. maybe only the more commonly grown ones made it that far.

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    Hi Angel I'm thinking of Staurochilus, Micropera and could be Arachnis too as I noticed here in Malaysia I saw many of similar shape growing like no body business up to 20 feet in certain area.

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    given how roots are coming out of the center part of the stem, they may be vandaceas types after all.

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    my reed stem epi's get roots all over, but it looks like a vanda/arachnis cross that I have, look forward to photos of the bloom

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    I have to go with Zainal on this, but definitely not reed stem epis as I suspect these are native plants of the Philippines and epis are orchids of the New World.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I have to go with Zainal on this, but definitely not reed stem epis as I suspect these are native plants of the Philippines and epis are orchids of the New World.
    Then by the same logic the plants next to them on the table that came from the same source can't possibly be Cattleyas.

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