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Encyclia Phoenicea

This is a discussion on Encyclia Phoenicea within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My, what a beautiful orchid bloom. The color is wonderful! cheers, BD...

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    My, what a beautiful orchid bloom. The color is wonderful!

    cheers,
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    oh wow...very nice Encyclia...im also a very big fan of Encyclia....i wonder what the plant looks like

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    That is really a lovely orchid...such rich colors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mauraec View Post
    Beautiful bloom - such rich colors! The shape of the lip especially made me wonder whether there was Oncidium or Miltonia in its background. Nope. I just looked it up and OWiz says it's now Chloraea phoenicia and no further information. I assume the RHS has been busy again, renaming things.
    It is of course a species, not a hybrid ; and don't blame the RHS -it is not them - its the lads at Kew ( Royal Botanic Garden - a UK government organisation which has been running for a few hundred years - does a lot of scientific work, and as an orchid enthusiast I appreciate the work they are doing in DNA analysis which lays bare the real relationship between different orchids, even though I do a lot of grumbling about name changes.
    But as a UK taxpayer I do wonder why they are doing this with orchids which are of zero economic importance in UK ! DNA analysis and comparison sounds as though it needs a lot of expensive kit .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    It is of course a species, not a hybrid ; and don't blame the RHS -it is not them - its the lads at Kew ( Royal Botanic Garden - a UK government organisation which has been running for a few hundred years - does a lot of scientific work, and as an orchid enthusiast I appreciate the work they are doing in DNA analysis which lays bare the real relationship between different orchids, even though I do a lot of grumbling about name changes.
    But as a UK taxpayer I do wonder why they are doing this with orchids which are of zero economic importance in UK ! DNA analysis and comparison spounds as though it needs a lot of expensive kit .
    I stand corrected - I shall cast my frustrations towards Kew from now on.

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    I have attached another picture as two blooms are now open and the third is trying. It is very hard to get a good picture as the blooms are pointing in different directions. When I bought the Encyclia from a nursery the tag only said Encyclia Phoenicea. Thanks for all the comments. So is it then a Enc. cordigera not Phoenicea?Name:  6784560277_59f53fcb6c_z.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Saar View Post
    It would still be Encyclia phoenicea, but this flower is not phoenicea. It appears to be an Enc. cordigera hybrid; maybe someone else will recognize it. It usually takes a couple of generations of hybridizing to flatten the sepals and petals of Enc. cordigera.
    I have to agree with Michael...This is an encyclia cordigera. I have had the phoenicea also, and it does not look like this. The cordigera does, however have a sweet vanilla/chocolate smell...Betty

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    thanks, I appreciate the info.

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    I just had a heart attack, then i died and went to heaven!

    BEAUTIFUL!

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    You are so funny

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