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Koellensteinia graminea

This is a discussion on Koellensteinia graminea within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Salam En. Zainal, Very unique plant. Never seen this before too....

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    Salam En. Zainal, Very unique plant. Never seen this before too.

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    great looking flowers!!!

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    Nice. Koellensteinia ionoptera?

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    Neat flower but you are probably wise to doubt its current ID.

    Here's what Jay's online Orchid Encyclopedia has to say by way of description (which definitely does not match your plant:

    Found from Venezuela Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Trinidad in wet forests at altitudes of 120 to 2000 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an almost closed fan-shape made up of stems that are encased by imbricating, articulating leaf bearing sheaths with linear, grass-like acute leaves with a conduplicate base that graduate in size from the base in humid montane deciduous, jungle and rain forests usually in deep shade and blooms on a lateral, bracteate, erect, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, slender, few to 15 flowered, racemose inflorescence with successive opening flowers that is just short of the length of the leaves, occuring in the winter till spring.

    The picture there also looks nothing like yours, I'm afraid.

    IOSPE PHOTOS

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    paphioboy, almost close.
    Paul I agree with you, no similarity at all I do believe this is a new species. Thanks again for responding this thread.Zain

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    Neat flower but you are probably wise to doubt its current ID.

    Here's what Jay's online Orchid Encyclopedia has to say by way of description (which definitely does not match your plant:

    Found from Venezuela Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Trinidad in wet forests at altitudes of 120 to 2000 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose epiphyte with an almost closed fan-shape made up of stems that are encased by imbricating, articulating leaf bearing sheaths with linear, grass-like acute leaves with a conduplicate base that graduate in size from the base in humid montane deciduous, jungle and rain forests usually in deep shade and blooms on a lateral, bracteate, erect, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, slender, few to 15 flowered, racemose inflorescence with successive opening flowers that is just short of the length of the leaves, occuring in the winter till spring.

    The picture there also looks nothing like yours, I'm afraid.

    IOSPE PHOTOS
    I looked in one of my books, and the picture for this species resembled neither yours (a bit more than zains though..) or Zains. Weird much!?

    The one in the book had the shape, but not the colour. I would be more inclined to agree with Paphioboy on this one, the blooms are very similar in colour. Remember within a species there has to be genetic variation, so i would not be surprised if this is ionoptera

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiorchids View Post
    I looked in one of my books, and the picture for this species resembled neither yours (a bit more than zains though..) or Zains. Weird much!?

    The one in the book had the shape, but not the colour. I would be more inclined to agree with Paphioboy on this one, the blooms are very similar in colour. Remember within a species there has to be genetic variation, so i would not be surprised if this is ionoptera
    Thanks for your info Kiwi, I really appreciate it, I just browse Jays Encyclopedia and found similar flower but little bit different still put there as a new species.
    IOSPE PHOTOS

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    Soo nice. Never heard or seen this sp too. Thanks for sharing

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    where i work there is a Koellenstenia in bloom currently (its native to my country) and im sorry but ur plant looks very much "Aganisian"(couldn't resisit) lololol like an Agasinia of some sort........

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Kjeldz View Post
    where i work there is a Koellenstenia in bloom currently (its native to my country) and im sorry but ur plant looks very much "Aganisian"(couldn't resisit) lololol like an Agasinia of some sort........
    Thanks King for the additional info, though very small but the flowers so unique wow that great wish to see those species in your post.

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