Identify this racemose orchid (species?)

nickelsmumz8(8)June 23, 2011

I snapped these pictures of a plant growing outside at Kawamoto Orchid Nursery in Honolulu. I have no idea what it is. Anyone have any leads? The flowering stems are at least 2 feet long, and the actual flowering racemes are at least 9 inches long, for scale.

The pic is posted on Facebook and I'll set it so anyone can see it.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1805619460788&set=a.1805598700269.2098981.1248935314&type=1&theater (clickable link below)

Thanks!

Here is a link that might be useful: Unidentified orchid

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terpguy(7)

I'm getting an error message saying the content is unavailable.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 6:34AM
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nickelsmumz8(8)

Crud. Let me see if I can post it another way -- thanks for the heads up. If someone could test it, that would be great, because it will let ME look at it no matter what. Thanks again.

Here is a link that might be useful: Unidentified orchid, take 2

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 9:38PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Still not working. Get a login required message to facebook.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2011 at 11:56PM
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nickelsmumz8(8)

Bah! I put them up on Shutterfly. http://www.shutterfly.com/lightbox/view.sfly?fid=0009a652f3104ada3315f89dbf2f35f7

I really hope THAT works!

Here is a link that might be useful: Mystery orchid AGAIN

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 2:23AM
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epiphyte78(9)

Heh...nope...it's a login page. You might try using flickr...I highly recommend it. They now have code just like the other sites that makes it very easy to share photos online. For example...

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 3:24PM
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nickelsmumz8(8)

I can see the appeal, but I share very few photos and don't want another site to keep track of -- though I do apologize for this rigamarole. I'm going to try to get someone else to post the photos on THEIR Flickr page so I can get this done easier. I used to be able to share off Shutterfly a lot more easily. It's changed. Again, I am sorry about the trouble and appreciate those who are sticking with me.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 5:36PM
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    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 6:37PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

It might be Dendrobium smilliae from NE Australia or New Guinea. Here is a pic. Common name Bottle Brush orchid. Needs Tropical lowland conditions in cultivation.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 7:10PM
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nickelsmumz8(8)

Arthur, that looks plausible. I was looking at the whole plant again and the leaf canes look very dendrobium-y. Thanks!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 2:04AM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

The "might" was because i was looking at the book Native Orchids of Australia and perhaps there are similar species in SE Asia.

Here is the link to the Entry in Jay's species site where there are some more flower photos

Here is a link that might be useful: Jay's Species site

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 3:42AM
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nickelsmumz8(8)

Looked at a bunch more pictures and I am certain this is a 100% correct ID. Thank you again!

    Bookmark   June 25, 2011 at 2:37PM
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