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Den Roswick x Penang Little Magic - Horn-typw dendrobes in bloom

This is a discussion on Den Roswick x Penang Little Magic - Horn-typw dendrobes in bloom within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; There has been an upsurge of interest in horn-type (antelope) dendrobiums in South Eat Asia ...

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    Default Den Roswick x Penang Little Magic - Horn-typw dendrobes in bloom

    There has been an upsurge of interest in horn-type (antelope) dendrobiums in South Eat Asia since the easy availability of Den lasianthera and taurinum and other Spatulata dendrobiums. The twisty petals have a beauty all their own. Though I love the phalaenopsis-type dendrobiums, I think the breeding of these have reached a stage where new crosses begin to look much like each other and become very difficult to elicit much excitement. We see this to some degree in phalaenipsis and complex (tea-cup) paphs - and as a result we find greater interest in species and primary hybrids of the latter two. I am sure my view on this is going to raise a lot of controversy. But isn't that what makes our hobby so interesting?

    Unfortunately, horn- type dendrobes tend to grow big and tall - some to more than 5ft tall. Last year I managed to get some plants that are supposed to bloom at a lower height. The 2 I bought Den Roswick x Den Penang Little Magic have bloomed a about 15 inches tall. One has a yellow lip and the other a purple lip.
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    oh wow! that is just stunning! EYEPOPPING! lol i love that! maybe a hybrid name could be "clown"

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    I agree that the den-phals are less interesting to me than some other types...and I esp like the antelope ones. Yours are just gorgeous...wow!

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    Excellant!

    Even "worst" in the look alike department are many of the phals.

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    Thanks Jordan, Kathi and Pavel for your comments.

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    The size of the plants is rather off putting although there seems to be a number of new miniature horn types. I have 2 types in my garden at the moment, sadly one of them developed a bad case of root rot (my fault..I forgot to remove the coconut husk encasing the roots..and only realised something was wrong when my canes started losing leaves and withering) and from a healthy bundle of at least 30 bulbs I was forced to cut and only managed to salvage 8 bulbs! Arghhhhhh!! Sob Sob! The only consolation is that there are a number of keikis..a desperate last act of survival?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavstang View Post
    The size of the plants is rather off putting although there seems to be a number of new miniature horn types. I have 2 types in my garden at the moment, sadly one of them developed a bad case of root rot (my fault..I forgot to remove the coconut husk encasing the roots..and only realised something was wrong when my canes started losing leaves and withering) and from a healthy bundle of at least 30 bulbs I was forced to cut and only managed to salvage 8 bulbs! Arghhhhhh!! Sob Sob! The only consolation is that there are a number of keikis..a desperate last act of survival?
    I would have sobbed too if I had to lose that many pbs. Hope your plant recovers to its previous glory.

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    Thx Yew Sung..the poor canes look pretty woeful now

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    Just beautiful!!!

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    What ornate, splendid flowers these are and so many of them. Gavin, I sincerely hope your orchid recovers full vigor. AL

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