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Polystacha or Neo

This is a discussion on Polystacha or Neo within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Now, Polystacha neobenthamia Was, Neobenthamia gracilis Don't ya just luv the name stuffing around ???...

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    Default Polystacha or Neo

    Now, Polystacha neobenthamia

    Was, Neobenthamia gracilis

    Don't ya just luv the name stuffing around ???
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    Whatever it's called, it's very nice!

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    Very odd the new nomenclature and plant habit exactly like bamboo orchids....it's wonderful species Roy easy to bloom and flower here but I hate the new name and origin is not South America.

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    Beautiful. Love that nice clear white with the little colored spots.
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    At one time, polystachyas all had upside down flowers. Not sure now whether that was an absence of the normal twisting which most orchid buds do, or a double share of that. A lady botanist acquaintance of mine who spent her working life in Africa, and has written several serious books about thos plants, specialised in Polystachyas when she retired to Scotland ( she was Editor of The Orchid Review for some years - Isobyl LaCroix ) and I went to see her in Scotland, when the world was young, to buy some plants from her, and we had a long chat about polystachyas, then. ( Don't have any in my collection now).
    But in those days - pre 2006, orchids were classified by the shape of various parts ("morphology" is the posh name.) Now it is all about the DNA sequence of a very small part of the plant genome , and that is why we get these pesky name changes.

    But you have a verh beautiful orchid here Roy. I love it.

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