Friday, June 8, 2012

Pretty picture: Macodes petola?


No flowers on this one, but that's okay. Leaves like these don't need flowers.

I'm not 100% sure on the ID; there was no tag, except for the price tag. (I removed the price because I find them distracting, but it was $30. I would have removed the sticker altogether if I had the sort of picture-modification skills to do so.) M. petola seemed like the most likely possibility, but if you have some expertise with these and know it's not, please leave a comment.

The lack of ID means I can update the orchid show scoreboard again:

wrong tags: 5
incomplete tags: 1
missing tags: 3


10 comments:

Tessa_Leonie said...

Looks exactly like my Mecodes Petola. The leaves are fantastic, like tiny golden lightning bolts on velvet.

Carole said...

Looks like a M. petola to me. Care is similar to Ludisia discolor. Both did well for me when in a 40g terrarium.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Stunning! I've never seen this plant before, and have no idea what it is. It's beautiful.

Liza said...

Holy cow! Those leaves look like lightning! Awesome!

Kapt'n Splash said...

I would need both flowers and foliage to be 100% sure, but I would say you're right and it's Mecodes Petola

Peter said...

Here you go.
http://www.cactusjungle.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/macodes-petola-own.jpg

Ginny Burton said...

How interesting that an orchid without blooms would be on display at an orchid show.

Ginny Burton said...

Just did an image search for the flowers and now see why it was exhibited without its flowers. The leaves are the interesting part; the flowers are insignificant and uninteresting.

Lauren said...

Wow, I was trying to not buy any more plants...but this plant right here!

Anonymous said...

I love how plant patterns can repeat scenes found in nature, like the lightening bolts that are clearly patterned in those leaves....Fantastic!

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