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Discussion in 'Plants: Identification' started by rubyrose, Oct 4, 2007.
t6his plant has hairy stems
The tropical Asian genus Trichotosia has species with hairy stems and a growth habit of this kind.
Rubyrose, always count the petals and sepals. Any orchid will have three petals that sit forward of three sepals. Normally, there will be a "runway" petal at the bottom, but sometimes at the top. That petal may have a significantly different shape. The dorsal sepal (top) may also have a different shape. In the case of Lady Slipper orchids (which this is obviously not) two of the sepals will be fused together to look like a single sepal. In other species they will be distinct.
If the petals of a plant are all roughly evenly distributed around the axis of the plant, and sit at the same same distance forward or backward of the axis, it is likely not an orchid. So look for three in front and three in back.
I think its a trichotasia aporina. i searched for it and found a similar plant. Soits an orchid species...Thanks for the info will also count the petals and sepals very good info Steve... Thanks a lot