Guess what this is 31 NOW SOLVED

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Guess what this is 31 NOW SOLVED
« on: February 21, 2012, 06:49:27 PM »
OK Alisdair here's a little green one for you too.
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Re: Guess what this is 31
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2012, 07:13:35 PM »
Fascinating, but I'm completely in the dark.
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Re: Guess what this is 31
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2012, 07:31:37 PM »
Ho well we'll have to wait for Oron then!
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Re: Guess what this is 31
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2012, 08:11:27 PM »
Actually there is a clue in what you said to me about your posting!
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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2012, 09:31:31 PM »
Looks like an orchid with a fairly long spur, but I am clueles
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2012, 09:38:59 PM »
No you are correct.
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Re: Guess what this is 31
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2012, 01:11:00 AM »
OK come on now it's an orchid.
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Re: Guess what this is 31
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2012, 09:51:27 AM »
I thought it might be a frog orchid but was put off by those huge bracts.
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« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2012, 10:13:20 AM »
Quite right so no, sorry.
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2012, 10:36:33 AM »
Twayblade?

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« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2012, 10:55:53 AM »
No that has a long lip.
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« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2012, 02:20:31 PM »
OK unlucky 13th post?      Liparis sp?

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Re: Guess what this is 31
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2012, 07:05:15 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2012, 07:31:57 PM »
Clever, Oron! I didn't even think of South Africa...
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« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2012, 09:08:37 PM »
Thank you, Oron, now I can get a good night's sleep.
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