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Stanhopea oculata / wardii ??

This is a discussion on Stanhopea oculata / wardii ?? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Ok guys, let's play a game: take a look at the buds on my plant ...

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    Default Stanhopea oculata / wardii ??

    Ok guys, let's play a game: take a look at the buds on my plant (first 3 pictures,) and tell me which species you think this will be?
    The answer is unknown to me, as I haven't seen it bloom in years, and had a bit of a mixup after a storm. Most of my Stans got knocked down by wind and tags scrambled. Anticipation is killin' me on this one.
    I looked at photos of nigroviolacea, occulata, wardii, and connata, as it's likely one of those fairly common ones. (But it could be something else too, as I don't even remember where I got it.)
    My thinking is this: Nigroviolacea buds are fatter, I think, even at this early stage. Occulata seems to have tiny spots visible, even on young buds. Connata lacks spots on young buds. Closest I found was Stanhopea wardii, as shown in the photo from the net, 4th pic.
    What do you guys think? Other guesses?

    Now that the buds are quite far along, 2 large spots are clearly visible on each one, which is suggesting either wardii or oculata. .. buds seem to be taking on a yellowish color, like wardii...
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    I can't see any pics

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    Yes, no pics came through

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