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    Default Aerides quequinvulnera

    Back after a couple weeks up north for the holidays.
    Great to spend time with family but ugh, the weather............

    Anyway, lots of new bloomers but decided to start with this first time bloomer from my absolute favorite genera. OMG it is sooooooo fragrant!!!!!!!!

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    These Aerides flowers are so similar from one genera to the next - I wish I could tell them apart, and be confident of my diagnosis .

    You see here, you say wonderful perfume - sounds more like A.odorata .
    And quinquevulnera means ( in latin) five wounds. Referring to the five pink ( in the imagination of whever named it, blood ) spots - one on each of the tepals ( actually I have found a sixth one on the lip in all the examples I have bought with this tag) - but I can't see anything here .

    So - not wishing to start an argument - for me , from the aspect of the flowers alone, this is a lovely odorata, not a quin' at all.

    But the plant parts are a bit different. My quins have all had these nearly flat leaf ; my odoratas are more deply Vee-shaped ( technical word I only learnt recently when I bought Guido Braem's book on phrags -"conduplicate" and a bit more rigid and leathery too.

    So plant-wise, it looks like the right name, flower-wise, the wrong on.
    Since it as a young plant, probably seed-raised, maybe it is really a hybrid between the two. Otchidwiz would show if there is is a registered hybrid with its own name, bu I can't get at mine at present, to check.

    Nice plant, whatever it is !

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    and thank you for the species name correction Geoff. It is quinquevulnera. A dyslexic transposition in my typing on my part I guess
    Interesting point on your assessment. I got this last May as a pre-order from a very reputable breeder/seller who happens to be my favorite South American orchid purveyor.
    I will be seeing them in a couple weeks and I'll pose your hypothesis and see what they say.

    FWIW......here is my odorara. They are very different looking, no? And also, all of the Aerides are VERY fragrant. My personal favorite of the favorites though is houlletiana which blooms April/May for me.

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    Gorgeous!

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    Lovely Leigh! One of my favorite genera too! How long do the flowers last on this one? My houlletiana's only last a few days, but love, love the fragrance too!

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    How long do the flowers last on this one?
    It wasn't that close to blooming (full spike but small flower buds) when I left here on 12/18 Sheryl but was as you see it when I returned on 1/3 so that's fairly quick development. If it follows that track I'd guess 2-3 weeks, maybe? First bloom so I'll let you know when it happens.

    And Geoff was right about the namesake flower markings of the quin. This one seems to be just a plain pale pink with no darker markings. Will be interesting to see what happens as they age. Will definitely show breeder pics and see what they say.

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    That’s a wonderful plant of one of my favorite genera too.

    Sheryl: I just learnt to bring in my houlletiana away from the summer heat. Then the flowers last about three weeks for me.
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    Thanks for the tip Arne!

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    That’s a wonderful plant of one of my favorite genera too.

    Sheryl: I just learnt to bring in my houlletiana away from the summer heat. Then the flowers last about three weeks for me.
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