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    Sep 2019

    Default wild orchid found in Belize I am trying to identify

    This found in Belize at 391 meters elev. The pseudobulbs are very uniform in size and shape. They are round and fat at base and tapered in to a point at top. I would say spindle shape but when I think of spindle I think round and long taper to the top whereas these are very short. More like an onion. They are about 15mm thick and 30mm tall. From the top of the pseudobulb are 1 or 2 leaves with the base of the leave folded around the top of the pseudobulb. The older ones that have already flowered only had 1 leaf and the new ones that have not flowered yet all had 2 leaves. The stem of the flower comes up from the top of the pseudobulb through the folds of the leaves. The leaves are 15cm to 27cm long and 12mm to 18mm wide. Sorry again, no real good picture of flower. Those are the begining of the seed pod behind the flower. I have a better camera now but now have to wait for it to flower again
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    Arne Schon
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    Baltimore, MD, USA
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    It is impossible to say without a a good view of the flowers. The plant looks like an Encyclia of some kind. How long is the flower stem? Can you give a rough estimate of the flower size?

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    Sep 2019


    Arne, I wish I had better pictures of the flower. If memory is correct the flowers were about 4cm to 5cm across and the stem was about 30cm to 40 cm long. I am waiting patiently for it to flower again so i can get a better picture and better measurements.

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