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NEOFINETIA FALCATA SHISHIKOURYU?

This is a discussion on NEOFINETIA FALCATA SHISHIKOURYU? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I would really appreciate some help id'ing this neofinetia. Its is probably mislabelled...Any neo experts ...

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    Red face NEOFINETIA FALCATA SHISHIKOURYU?

    I would really appreciate some help id'ing this neofinetia. Its is probably mislabelled...Any neo experts out there? Please be gentle, this is my very first neofinetia
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    SHISHIKOURYU is Japanese for "leaves that curl and twist".

    I have a regular old Neo that looks like yours. I'm not sure if you have that variety or not.

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    I have a small collection of Neof. in my collection (10 Neof) but I don't have SHISHIKOURYU. Looking at your plant, the leaf shape, in my opinion, could fit the description of the variety labeled on your plant. Your leaf has a wave in it.

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    Not sure if the name is right or not, but is sure looks healthy!

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    Clintdawley & Ron-NY: I surfed the internet trying to find out more, but I can't find pics of this variety anywhere. However I could find photos of the "common" neos and I can see that the roots are fairly different, the ones on mine curl like fine noodles, whereas the roots on common neos are more like a sedirea japonica, fatter and straighter.

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    I wouldn't worry so much about the tag. Get the culture down and enjoy the fragrant flowers and have a marvelous birthday!!

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