An unusual orchid needs identified

Discussion in 'Orchidaceae (orchids)' started by jegaus, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. jegaus

    jegaus Member

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    The orchid came from Puerto Rico although I'm not sure if it's a native there. The plants leaves grow off a cane, and the leaves look like green beans, I'm not kidding. I have no clue of flowers.
     

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  2. togata57

    togata57 Contributor 10 Years

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    If this plant was obtained through a legitimate dealer, surely this individual or company can supply the information you seek.
     
  3. jegaus

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    I didn't buy them, they were given to me by someone who works with my fiance. They were given to her by her MIL. When she gave them to me she had written the names down along with flower color but the moisture in the bag made the names illegible.

    I found the info I was looking for, they are of the Brassavola Family.

    Thank you anyway
     
  4. arcticshaun

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    I haven't had much luck with Brassavola (nodosa) under lights but they sure were happy when I saw them in Mexico. Yours looks to be a larger species, I think B. nodosa had leaves maybe 6-8 inches long. They can take a fair bit of light (acclimitized slowly) and produce white evening scented blooms.

    Shaun
     

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