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Enc. Radiata

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    Default Enc. Radiata

    I love this orchid, it looks like something that lives at the bottom of the sea or on another planet. I picked it up out of a bare-root bin at a local sale, this is it's first bloom. It lasted a really long time and had 6 other blooms.
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    it looks very much like Encyclia cochleata

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    could be, I was going by the name tag. I figured who ever named it knew more than I did.

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    It's definitely not a radiata.

    There are a gazillion Encycila species, but cochleata was also my first thought.

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    I guess I will change it's ID tag.

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    I also reckon it's Encyclia cochleata.... and to be even more confusing, they are now called Prosthechea cochleata!

    If you do a google image search, you will find similar flowers to yours and do the same with Encyclia radiata to confirm that it is dissimilar.

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    My orchid with a flower like yours Molly, comes with the tag saying its an Epl. Green Hornet (cochleatum x lancifolium). __________________________.



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    Yup, Joan's right. That could be an Epi. Green Hornet (aka Prc. Green Hornet.) Since cochleata is one of the parents, they're very similar and it's hard to tell them apart.

    Epi. Green Hornet is actually Epi. cochleata x Encyclia trulla

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    I have a Epi. cochleata that has just opened and it is a lot darker than the one above, so I am agreeing with you all, that it is a green hornet.
    Thanks,C

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