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Rhetinantha notylioglossa

This is a discussion on Rhetinantha notylioglossa within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Rhetinantha notylioglossa, synonym: Maxillaria meirax:...

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    Default Rhetinantha notylioglossa

    Rhetinantha notylioglossa, synonym: Maxillaria meirax:
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    Beautiful orchid and photo Branka!

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    Branka, that is such an unique orchid ! Beauty !

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    Very cool orchid bloom, Branka! Bravo!

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    What an odd but interesting flower! I've never seen nor heard of this one before.

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    what a strange sugary lip, lovely!

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    LOL another for the ipod! it takes my breath away!

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    Awesome Photography .. love the orchid ..

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    Another new one for me. Interesting orchid and what is that on the lip?

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    I photographed this blossom some time ago, now it is withered a bit, but yeah, this on it's lip is, as Ron said, the most like sugar, lik a crystal candy.
    I bought it as Maxillaria meirax, but then I googled a bit and found out this one was mooved in 2007 to Rhetinantha genus, which has 15 species.
    The v shaped, white callus on the margin of the lip is a very good diagnostic for this species.
    It was love at first sight

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