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Staurochilus ionosma

This is a discussion on Staurochilus ionosma within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Cheers, Got this one last year as a huge plant.... then nearly lost it... fortunately ...

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    Cheers,

    Got this one last year as a huge plant.... then nearly lost it... fortunately i was able to save it.
    plant itself is about 3feet tall but only the top 6-10inches have leaves, Im planning to cut this
    to size unfortunately the roots are only at the bottom with some keiki and no aerial roots along
    the stem so I guess it has to remain like that until roots forms along the stem. Anyways first
    time blooming for me and a hint of fragrance can be detected.
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    Looks like S. luchuensis to me, Randy...

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    A eal beauty, Randy!!! Just love the colour

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    Mr. Suarez, (Wally is that you?) my plant has been ID'd by Jim Cootes in this thread http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...-chids-id.html

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    Hi Randy, yes it's me. Smell the flowers on your plant- if it's S. ionosmus, you should be able to detect fragrance (the species name means "violet-scented"). If there is none or very faint at best, then it's S. luchuensis. Florally speaking they are distinct: the sidelobes of S. luchuensis flares to the sides, whereas it is straight up in S. ionosmus. In S. ionosmus the epichile or apex of the labellum is drawn out, whereas it is shorter in S. luchuensis.

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    Ah Ayi, nice to finally see you here. Anyways, as for fragrance I was able to detect a slight hint
    of it, but it could have something to do with the time of day, took the photo late afternoon
    maybe if I checked earlier in the day the fragrance could be stronger, or maybe my blocked
    sinus is to blame.... as for the differences in the floral parts -- too technical for me at the
    moment as I have no idea of them, maybe you can teach me next time we meet at Centris
    (planning to go there this Easter if everything goes to plan, else it'll be May)

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    Very educational info. Thanks a lot Wally - your presence here is a blessing for all of us.

    Cheers!

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