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Wrong Orchid Identification

This is a discussion on Wrong Orchid Identification within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; In March this year I bought from a reputable Colombian orchids grower a few orchids: ...

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    In March this year I bought from a reputable Colombian orchids grower a few orchids: among other orchids, I bought Restrepia elegans, which was previously shown that this is not what the tag says.
    Now I have another one in bloom, the tag says it is Lepantes felis. I think this is some kind of Platyistele species. Any idea?
    I bought quite a few other orchids from them and who knows what kind of surprises are waiting for me. I am very angry because of this!
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    Plant and flowers look like Platystele beatricis to me.

    Email your Colombian grower and tell them about it. Good vendors normally will take care of that problem. Mislabeled plants happen to every grower including those reputable commercial growers. One year, I preordered from an Ecuador grower whom I had ordered plants from many times and few of the plants from that order turned out to be mislabeled plants. My recently posted Coelogyne monilirachis now is identified as Coel. incrassata.
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    Adorable blooms.

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    this is a very cute little thing.

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    hi branka, dont be too angry, you have an adorable orchid there!

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    I agree, very cute little colorful blooms.

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    It is cute, and I agree, you should email the vendor.

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    Tnx Tom, I think you're right!
    Quite accidentally I got this beauty, I love it - it is really adorable, but I also prefer to have what I ordered. I know mislabeled plants happen to every grower, but if in one shipping there are two misslabeled and I've got Lepanthes aurorae instead Lepanthes saltatrix - I think this is too sloppy. I'm going to wait for another one to see what it is and then I'll email the vendor.

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