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Zygolum Louisendorf

This is a discussion on Zygolum Louisendorf within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Though little bit fading still very pretty and any smell Kathi?...

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    Though little bit fading still very pretty and any smell Kathi?

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    Wonderful buy, Kathi.....you sure can pick them! Betty :-)

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    Thank you all. Zain--yes, it still has some fragrance. I'm told that it was much stronger when fresh. I think Betty would approve!

    Maura--This is the way the plant is listed in orchid Wiz. Zygolum Louisendorf 'Rhein Moonlight'.

    While I like to have the grex/cultivar names right, the genus names change so often, I pay little attention to whether the current fashion is to call a plant Rlc or Blc, or Miltassia vs Bratonia...it is irrelevant. Nevertheless, I looked up Rhein Moonlight on RHS, and this is what it says (as of today anyway):

    Zygolum Rhein Moonlight
    Genus Zygolum
    Epithet Rhein Moonlight
    Synonym Flag This is a synonym
    Registrant Name M.Holm
    Originator Name M.Holm
    Date of registration 25/10/2006
    Seed parent Pollen parent
    Genus Zygosepalum Zygopetalum
    Epithet labiosum Artur Elle

    Both list the same parents, but you will note that one grex is "Louisendorf" with the cultivar 'Rhein Moonlight' and the other lists the grex as 'Rhein Moonlight'. Who knows, orchid names are funny. As for the flower size, mine is still a young plant, and yours quite possible is larger. The flowers on mine are a bit over 3.5" inches each.
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    Maura--I think I am seeing the confusion...I looked up your old post. Your 'Rhein Moonlight' is not from the zglm Louisendorf grex, but from a gptm grex called Giant (so gptm Giant 'Rhein Moonlight'). Assuming we have our IDs right, they share a common parent (Z Artur Elle). They also look very similar, and have similar recorded sizes for the awarded blooms...nevertheless, I think Giant is right for yours, and Louisendorf for mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    My other buy was a phrag longifolium, with numerous growths. Neither one was hotly contested, though many orchids that I thought were less interesting were much more fought over. Go figure.
    Hey, if no one wants to bid against you, that's even better!

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    Well, there were two bidders besides me on the phrag, but each put in only 1 bid. So, for $25 I got a plant with 8-10 growths. On the zygo, I was the only bidder...it was late in the auction though, and we'd had a lot of plants by then; anyway it was next to nothing. I just could not believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmac View Post
    Maura--I think I am seeing the confusion...I looked up your old post. Your 'Rhein Moonlight' is not from the zglm Louisendorf grex, but from a gptm grex called Giant (so gptm Giant 'Rhein Moonlight'). Assuming we have our IDs right, they share a common parent (Z Artur Elle). They also look very similar, and have similar recorded sizes for the awarded blooms...nevertheless, I think Giant is right for yours, and Louisendorf for mine.
    You'd think the taxonomists were out to confuse us on purpose, wouldn't you? I'm sorry to have made you do all that research, but it actually fascinates (and confuses) me.

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