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Restrepia muscifera

This is a discussion on Restrepia muscifera within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; It blooms from sheaths under the leaves. Flowers about 1"...

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    Default Restrepia muscifera

    It blooms from sheaths under the leaves. Flowers about 1"


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    certainly is different, nice color
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    very unique! I love the diversity of your collection, Ron!

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    That is unique! Thanks for posting it.

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    That is crazy.

    Is it musky?

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    Awesome. Restrepias are probably my favourite orchids. So far, I haven't been able to glom onto a muscifera. (I have 17 or 18 species, plus a few different clones of a couple of the species.) If you ever divide it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orchidzrule View Post
    Awesome. Restrepias are probably my favourite orchids. So far, I haven't been able to glom onto a muscifera. (I have 17 or 18 species, plus a few different clones of a couple of the species.) If you ever divide it...

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    Rob I only have 3 spp so far and 2 of them have no ID. I will stick a couple of leaves into some Sphag and see if I get a leaf to develop a keiki for you. What species do you have?

    No fragrance detected. I don't know if any Restrepias have a fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    Rob I only have 3 spp so far and 2 of them have no ID. I will stick a couple of leaves into some Sphag and see if I get a leaf to develop a keiki for you. What species do you have?
    You ask what I have, so here they are:

    Restrepia antennifera (2 different clones)
    Restrepia dodsonii (2 different plants, possibly same clone)
    Restrepia contorta
    Restrepia purpurea
    Restrepia condorensis
    Restrepia brachypus also known as R. striata (2 different clones)
    Restrepia mendozae
    Restrepia sanguinea
    Restrepia falkenbergii
    Restrepia tabeae
    Restrepia elegans
    Restrepia schizosepala
    Restrepia cymbula
    Restrepia trichoglossa
    Restrepia citrina
    Restrepia pandurata
    Restrepia cuprea

    Lastly, one that was given to me and was tentatively identified as trichoglossa, but brachypus couldn't be conclusively ruled out. I named it Restrepia X "Jorch's Surprise". It's never bloomed for me, but I will try & see if I can ID it if/when it does.

    Most have bloomed for me. The sanguinea, contorta & purpurea never have. Neither has one of the two dodsonii plants. The latter is particularly vexing because if they are the same clone, I'd happily sell it or trade it for another. Even the one that has, only does so infrequently.

    My best bloomers are the trichoglossa, the condorensis and one of the brachypus clones.

    On the subject of Restrepia clones, there is often quite a bit of variation in flowers. Some of the clones resemble each other far less than they do other species! Thus, if you ever get offered a different clone of a species you already have, it might still be worth acquiring. Case in point is antennifera. Both of mine have bloomed for me, and both are spotted. Yet I have found photos of other clones (on a web site dedicated to Pleurothallid orchids, so presumably correct!) that have striped flowers, some very similar to my falkenbergii. By contrast, my two brachypus clones are very similar to each other, and to just about every other one I've seen. BTW, if you want a link to the Pleuro site I refer to, please PM me.

    Alas, I *had* a guttulata that died. It was a keiki that broke off a parent plant at our local society's show and I tried to grow it. It was probably just a bit too small to thrive in my often challenging growing conditions. I will certainly try this one again. I know of at least one source among the members of my OS.

    Cheers,

    Rob

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