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Pascal B

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2 terrestial orchids from Taiwan
« on: October 02, 2011, 07:57:57 PM »
Malaxis purpurea aff. and Goodyera hachijoensis aff. Confirmation of ID's still is pending, the Goodyera is odd in that the flowers barely open but the leaves are highly attractive.

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Re: 2 terrestial orchids from Taiwan
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 08:12:10 PM »
Something different indeed, Pascal.  8)
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Re: 2 terrestial orchids from Taiwan
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2011, 02:09:57 PM »
Correction of the Malaxis name by Andre Schuiteman of Kew, not Malaxis purpurea but most likely a purple form of Malaxis/Crepidium bancanoides based on the presence of "teeth"  on the lip. The genus name depends on which taxonomist you talk to as Crepidium used to be a section within Malaxis but has been raised to a genus status in 1995 by a guy named Szlachetko. Some taxonomists accept the reinstatement of Crepidium Blume as a genus, others don't......

Edit: The reinstatement of Crepidium seems to be based on DNA which means that most SE Asian Malaxis are now Crepidium.
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Re: 2 terrestial orchids from Taiwan
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 10:19:10 PM »
i went to the rio atlantic rainforest a couple of years ago with an orchid group.i was on malaxis/liparis duty.and am pleased to say i found lots of them.infact i was told kew didnt find any..they must not have as good eyesight as me ;).i have just purchased malaxis{still calling them malaxis at moment}perakensis.do you know it pascal? i dont..


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