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Wild Orchid...Catasetinae??

This is a discussion on Wild Orchid...Catasetinae?? within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This orchid presently in bloom (Monsoon-rainy season) grows wild in the jungle areas of Southern ...

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    Question Wild Orchid...Catasetinae??

    This orchid presently in bloom (Monsoon-rainy season) grows wild in the jungle areas of Southern Thailand. As the season changes and the weather gets drier/cooler, it loses it's foliage and goes into a prolonged rest season, just like the Catasetinae do. Does it belong to the Catasetum family and is anyone familiar with it's exact name? Thank you. The photos show quite beautiful blooms indeed and the shape is unique. Enjoy!

    Cheers, Michael
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    Sorry, I can't help you identify this, but I can tell you I think it is absolutely lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alplily NH View Post
    Sorry, I can't help you identify this, but I can tell you I think it is absolutely lovely!
    I agree! So beautiful!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    its gorgeous!

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    It looks more like a Calanthe to me. Don't think it's Catesetum.

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    Michael, That is a Calanthe vestita and grows in many limestone areas of South-east Asia. I have another calanthe, Calanthe rubens, which is light pink in colour. Most calanthes have a delicate beauty and when there is a a slight breeze the flowers seem to dance in the breeze. The pseudobulbs are very brittle and break off quite easily; however, no worry as new plantlets will sprout from these broken-off pseudobulbs.
    Your plant looks very healthy and putting out so many spkes.

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