3 terrestrial orchids

lord_of_the_green(Argentina z9)January 21, 2014

Hi everybody,

The three of them seem native to hilly sites on middle argentina. The other already identified on the zone are Sacoila lanceolata y Habenaria hexaptera.

1- This one has 1 or at most 2 palm-like leaves, a white translucid bulb, and the flowers don't open fully, except the one which was forced for the picture.

2-This one I kept a whole month waiting to open, but just got as close as this bloom, hope It will be enough for a clue. I've spent years to find one flowering but still nothing.

3-This is a new one found on a friend's land nearby.

Thanks for any clue. Paul.

This post was edited by lord_of_the_green on Sun, Apr 6, 14 at 12:49

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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

I think the last one may be a Cyclopogon.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cyclopogon elegans

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 12:40PM
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lord_of_the_green(Argentina z9)

Thanks Susan, I think it matches pretty well. Regards.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2014 at 7:35PM
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dryadella

The first is an unusual terrestrial orchid restricted to a particular area, called Eulophia ruwenzoriensis.

Rgds

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    Bookmark   January 24, 2014 at 10:50PM
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lord_of_the_green(Argentina z9)

Thanks Dryadella! it matches pretty well. Regards.

    Bookmark   January 29, 2014 at 8:39PM
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lord_of_the_green(Argentina z9)

In case someone cares number 2 finally flowered. Seems like Aa achalensis

Regards. Paul

This post was edited by lord_of_the_green on Sun, Apr 6, 14 at 12:48

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 5:53PM
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SusanC(9b/10a Sunset 17)

Could it be a Pelexia? -Here is Pelexia bonariensis.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pelexia bonariensis

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 6:34PM
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dryadella

I agree with susanc. Now the accepted name is Pachygenium bonariensis.

Rgds

    Bookmark   March 31, 2014 at 9:07PM
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lord_of_the_green(Argentina z9)

Wow thanks. It matches pretty well. Now I wonder how Pachygenium and Cyclopogon reached my land. Their supposed habitata are thousand of miles away from mine. Thanks.

This post was edited by lord_of_the_green on Sun, Apr 6, 14 at 12:46

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