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Acineta antiquoiensis

This is a discussion on Acineta antiquoiensis within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is the first Acineta I have ever seen ( in the flesh, a distinct ...

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    This is the first Acineta I have ever seen ( in the flesh, a distinct from the occasional image) in my entire 58 years of orchid growing, during which I must have visited maybe a dozen World Orchid Conferences, European dittos, even one Asian Pacific Conference ( or maybe two - I lose count ) as well as hundreds of shows, dozens of orchid nurseries, botanic gardens etc.
    So I think it is safe to say this orchid is as common as hens teeth, I guess.

    I have been growing a few of the species in the genus for several years, and now at last a spike.
    The flowers may open a bit more, but judging by the pics in Orchidwiz, not a lot more . But very waxy, great substance, maybe last a long time.... If they do open more I'll post another pic.

    In the meantime, I guess that I am not surprised by the rarity. Who cares ?

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    Excellent, Geoff! Rarely seen in collections.

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    Well isn't that a fabulous feat Geoff! It's really awesome looking. If you do post another pic, can you show the plant too! Congrats!

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    I don't think it is going to open any further, so here is a piccy of the flower, and one of the complete plant, as requested.
    It is a thing which flowers downwardly, which I knew - but thought the spikes were like Coelogyne massangeana for example, which cross the compost and then hang down. But no, they go straight down through the compost , so obviously need a basket.
    Having made that mistake, I was lucky here in that the spike found a drainage hole in the pot to grow through !
    A repot into a basket is obviously on the cards ASAP.

    By the way, the flower pic is "natural" I didn't try to bend the petals back.

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    That is wonderful!! I 've never see this orchid before.

    cheers,
    BD

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