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Restrepia antennifera (?)

This is a discussion on Restrepia antennifera (?) within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Got this Restrepia in June and kept it outside until the first frost hit. As ...

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    Got this Restrepia in June and kept it outside until the first frost hit. As a result, I am afraid it suffered a bit from both weather and snails.
    I believe it's named 'Restrepia antennifera' (don't have a tag).

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    Beautiful form and color contrasts. It has the look of pageantry about it.

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    Try Restrepia brachypus on this one - see what you think.
    This is one that I always grew as Rest. antennifera, but the taxonomy on them has gotten more complex over time...
    Of course, it doesn't really matter - the flower is gorgeous - looks like you're doing really well with the plant, too. Thank you for sharing the picture!

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    Am not sure.
    Read on Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia that antennifera has a flower size of 5+ cm and brachypus has flowers of 6 cm.
    Flowers on this one are only 2.6 cm (about 1 inch).
    The length of the inflorescence is about 6 cm (or 2.5 inches), which is OK for antennifera but not for the brachypus (shld supposedly be 12 cm).
    Maybe it's not antennifera nor brachypus?

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    Beautiful bloom regardless of the name.

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