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Cryptopus elatus

This is a discussion on Cryptopus elatus within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is not my plant, the owner is my friend Laurent. He lives in Reunion ...

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    Default Cryptopus elatus

    This is not my plant, the owner is my friend Laurent. He lives in Reunion island, a french territory near Mauritius Island and not so far from Madagascar.
    This species is endemic from Reunion and Mauritius and I think that blooming plant are rarely seen on forums.
    It's a pleasure for me to share it with you. Enjoy.
    Thanks Laurent.

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    Lovely and interesting.

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    Very unusual bloom. Have never seen this before. Thanks for posting, Eric.

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    you are right Eric, not so common species. Generally, plants from Madagascar are not so easy to get.

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    I love the bloom! Mauritius Island, what a gorgeous place! Any other blooms most of us haven't seen?

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    That is a wonderful species, Eric. I, for one am most happy to be able to see this one in it's native habitat. Thanks for posting the picture. Betty

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    Love the flowers' shape!

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    SOmething interesting! Thanks for posting it..I doubt I'd ever hv a chance to see one

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    What a cool orchid! Thanks for sharing.

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    Thank you all.

    Here is a new photo of the backside, to see the spur :

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