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Dendrobium smilliae

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    Smile Dendrobium smilliae

    Again another beautiful den from Papua New Guinea just opened 5 days ago, the pseudo bulb about one meter and the flower arise from the terminal node after the leaf dropped. No smell but secreted so much nectar until the ants refused to move from this flowers.
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    That green in the center of the bloom is so intense and saturate. That is really cool. The ants sure seem to love the nectar; it must be sweet!

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    wow, that is crazy!!! and those are some happy sugar-buzzed ants

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    I see you have the alba form...very nice! It get's to be too big for me. Otherwise I like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    I see you have the alba form...very nice!
    this form is very beautiful!!! I like it very much!

    Quote Originally Posted by Becky15349 View Post
    wow, that is crazy!!! and those are some happy sugar-buzzed ants
    lol, my initial thought too was the ants getting high on sugar!

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    Beautiful, Zainal. With all the activity, will many the blossoms be fertilized and set seed pods? If so, what do you do? Joe

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    i'm running out of adjectives with all these beauties. i've never seen anything like it...great growing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    Beautiful, Zainal. With all the activity, will many the blossoms be fertilized and set seed pods? If so, what do you do? Joe
    If the seed pods formation is successful,wow.. I feel great and if you want I can pass to you once the seeds pods mature, JoeW. Zain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherublace View Post
    i'm running out of adjectives with all these beauties. i've never seen anything like it...great growing!!
    Thanks, Maria I am really very proud to hear that. Hope you will enjoy the dendrobium species and begin to collect it. Zain.

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