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Jewel Orchids

This is a discussion on Jewel Orchids within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; These are my recent purchases. Guesses and suggestions as to their proper ID are welcome. ...

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    These are my recent purchases. Guesses and suggestions as to their proper ID are welcome. I also appreciate if you could toss me a few culture tips. Thanks.


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    They look to me like they could be either ludisia discolour/ discolour alba, or macodes petola. I have a few of these, and I grow them just like a house plant. These are terrestrial orchids, I grow mine in a basket with a coco liner, in regular potting soil, and dappled sunlight/ medium shade.

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    Very pretty, Tanya!

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    Well the bottom one definetly looks like a Macodes petola to me.

    The first one looks like a Ludisia, but sometime I confuse that one with Goodyeara.

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    Thanks for the input, guys.
    I did some googling and the closest I could find is Anoectochilus albolineatus and Anoectochilus chapaensis for pic #1. Although the color is almost the same as Ludisia, the shape of the leaves and the veining is different from that of Ludisia.

    Pic #2 is too plain for Macodes petola. The pics I've seen are beautiful! The leaves are also narrower from that of M petola.

    Thanks all, appreciate if someone else got any suggestions .

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    Hi Tanya, Jewel orchid is from Asia, some from HK. Did you buy this one in HK? Is it cheap there?

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    The first looks like Anoectochilus regalis, the other, I assume a species in Anoectochilus... Very nice plants!

    Where did these come from? We can probably help you out more if we had a country of origin or grower...

    -Pat

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