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Thrixspermum, or what is it?

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    Default Thrixspermum, or what is it?

    hi folks,
    this plant looks like thrixspermum, except for the bloom.
    it flowers for 1 day and is sweetly fragrant, 50-100 blooms and quite a show, although tiny and maybe 2mm across. the column is bright orange, but hard to see even with a magnifying glass.

    any ideas?
    cheers!
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    It's such a lovely one! But sorry I can not help with ID.

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    Wow, looks really uncommon for Thrixspermum, but it is indeed one. Perhaps Jim could help us to identify the species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdb22 View Post
    Origin?
    leyte.

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    Ron this is beautiful.... I hope you can find an ID for it soon.

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    Several species from the Philippines are described here: Biodiversity Heritage Library: Orchidaceae:

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    It is really a cool bloom. I bet Jim Cootes can identify it.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdb22 View Post
    Several species from the Philippines are described here: Biodiversity Heritage Library: Orchidaceae:
    thanks phil for the link, not easy to get around on that site.

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    Hi all,

    This plant is Chamaeanthus wenzelii, another species endemic to the Philippines.

    This is probably the first time images have been published of a living plant.

    Nice find Ron.

    All the best,

    Jim Cootes

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