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    Default help ID this rescue orchid

    This is a free rescue orchid that arrived with my most recent purchase. I expected a rescue to have no roots, but this little guy has some good looking ones. I have no idea what he is. He has firm leaves like a catt. It looks like he's either climbing, or has a couple keikis...Im not sure how to pot him with those wild roots going every which way.
    Any ideas as to what he its?
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    I would be tempted to mount it since it seems to want to crawl.
    Hope you get an ID on it soon.

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    Looks like Cattleyopsis Clara.

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    Mike, mounting sounds like a good idea.i haven't done it before because I can't water every day. But i expect to have my greenhouse by the end of the summer' so i will try it.. im working on permitting for the greenhouse. Its quite delayed due to the permit office being closed until last week and the manufacturing can't begin til I have the permit.

    Zain, a cattleyopsis would be lovely! I've never seen one but I looked them up. This is going to be a fun challenge to grow and bloom
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    Another possible one is Caularthron species.

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    Mount it with a bunch of sphagnum around the roots to retain some moisture.

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