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Renanthera, but which one?

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    Default Renanthera, but which one?

    This ren. is in bloom now for the first time. Has two spikes, Med & small.
    Do you recognise which Ren. it is?
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    I'm going to guess storiei

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    Wish I could help, but I'm too busy being jealous! My Renanthera don't like me....especially the one I broke the top off of the other day. oops... Gotta love those red flowers!

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    The plant's not big enough for storiei; my guess would be imschootiana. Hopefully one of our members in the Philippines will jump in soon.

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    Sorry that I can't help with a positive ID, but you have got to love this blast of color. AL

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    Looks like imschootiana to me too. Very nice reds and orange tones.

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    My imschootiana flowers are much smaller than I think is the case here - could be the poor UK light - but on the other hand I have half a dozen Renantheras in flower, and many bloom twice a year - so it can't be all that bad. Or it may be that my imschootiana is atypical. R.storiei - in the two plants I have, differs from imschootiania in having flowers twice as big - nearer 3 inches than the miserable 1 1/2 inch of imsch' and the shorter lateral petals ( or are they the sepals ? whatever - shorter and lateral should identify ! ) of storiei are with some colour markings - bars is not quite right, neither is spots - but two different colours ; unlike the longer sepals (or petals) which are downwardly inclined, and which are solid red. Imschootiana on the other hand is solid red - although some parts of the flower are darker than others.
    But I have a couple of hybrids too which could easily be mistaken for the plant you have Angela.... Kilaua - (storiei x imsschootina) , and also Kalsom ( phillipinense x storiei) . . The thing is that these mainly red renantheras are all very similar, and so are their hybrids, it seems !

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    I'll have to go with imschootiana.

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    Hard to guess which Renanthera since they are all so similar. Seems the consensus is Ren imschootiana, but I would have guessed Ren storiei myself. I've only grown one Renanthera and it was a hybrid, so I am just in awe of the beautiful blooms.

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    i can only imagine how amazing a patch of those must look in the jungle.

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