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Renanthera citrina - the one which isn't red

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    Default Renanthera citrina - the one which isn't red

    The only non-red Renanthera which I know. Plant shown has been with me for maybe 3 years ? I haven't kept records ( got too much else to do ! ) but my impression is that it only flowers once a year, unlike some other Ren's in my collection. Bought as a 6 inch high seedling, flowered first time when 9 or 10 inches, and so on. Is now 15 inches from surface of compost to tip of terminal leaf, and biggest flower a bare 2 inches. Maybe they will expand a bit , but not as much as Vandas do. I think about 36 flowers this time, when they are all open, a small increase since last time, which was a big jump from first time. I see that leaf size is still increasing , up from 3 inches long at the first flowering to nearly six inches on the last leaf or two , but they much narrower than on say storei , barely 1/2 inch at most ; perhaps it's not yet at its best.
    I see that our member Cxcanho showed one in September last with much better flower form, but not a branched spike or so many flowers. I think this must be a genetic difference, and I will have to look out for another plant at the shows this year, hoping to get a finer one.

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    This is a really cool plant! THanks for sharing!

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    First off Geoff; I think this orchid is a real stunner. I love the narrow contours of the petals and the multicolored spots. I know full well this is a Renanthera, but it looks so much like a Encyclia Prismatocarpa I have (the flowers of course). Al

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    Very pretty - nice change from the normal reds. Congrats on a well grown plant.

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    Nice plant you got there Geoff. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lanhua View Post
    That's one for my wish list then ' if you know any of your German nurseries offering it, I should be glad to have a pm with their name .

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    yes, really nice species, love it!

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    Cool species and coloring, Geoff! Lucky you!!

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    OK I have done my homework now, and found out the other Renanthera species which I didn't know, so this is not the only non-red one. My wish list grows and grows...

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