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by Lee masz
(Perth Western Australia)


If possible can you identify just from the photo.

Hi Lee, from the leaves, this appears to be some kind of orchid – there are many, many kinds, of which I only have grown a smallish handful.

If this plant has lots of thick roots emerging from the lower part of the stem, then this would be a definite possibility. This will indicate that this is an arboreal type of orchid, not a terrestrial kind.

There are many different orchids. Not only are there hundreds of species (maybe even thousands!) there are lots of hybrids as well.

This one is similar in growth habit, although the flowers are different, but if you look up more related types you may find yours with it’s distinctive flowers.

Best of luck with your lovely orchid!