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Discussion in 'Taxonomy' started by maitaman, Sep 27, 2013.

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  1. Sep 27, 2013 #1
    I noticed this in the tree in my lawn. It surprised me no end. I think it will be fun, and it will show some of the problems taxonomists face
    Let's see if anyone can identify it. It is a species from Panama
     

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  2. Sep 27, 2013 #2
    and where are you located?
     
  3. Sep 27, 2013 #3
    It is a female catasetum tree.
     
  4. Sep 27, 2013 #4

    The Orchid Boy

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    Is it Catasetum maculatum?
     
  5. Sep 27, 2013 #5
    I read it wrong. I thought you ment it was the flower of the tree. That just looked very similar to a catasetum.
     
  6. Sep 27, 2013 #6
    Cheyenne, you're more right than you think, I'd say it's a catasetum, female flower, growing on a tree! I have a Jumbo Prime in spike, one of the parents is sanquineum and the female flowers look just like this.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2013 #7
    It is Ctsm. maculatum fml. This plant produces the flowers "upside down" every second year, apparently. I noted how it looks like cypripedinae if you take out the background.
    I'm in Gualaca, Chiriqui, Panama. There are more than ten species on this city lot naturally and I grow more than 200 species I brought from nearby La Fortuns.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2013 #8
    :clap::clap::clap: Good guess orchidboy!!!

    maitaman - too cool! 10 species on a city lot!!!
     

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