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Dendrobium Liberty White 'Mutation'

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    Default Dendrobium Liberty White 'Mutation'

    This is a weird but nice Dendrobium from Thailand which the vendor told me is called Den Liberty White 'Mutation'. I bought the plant about a year ago and it has not produced any new growth. However since I got it it has rebloomed 3 times from the old p-bulbs. The first 2 reblooms produced 'normal' flowers with green fringes, as seen in one of the pictures, but the latest from a leafless back bulb has produced completely white flowers without the green markings. There are 10 flowers compared to the earlier 6 - 8. This 'mutated' form must be quite unstable. I can only attribute this change to stress caused by the extreme heat we are experiencing and the weak condition of the plant. After this blooming I'm going to repot it and check on the condition of the roots. BTW it is still growing in the coconut husk medium it came in.

    Pix #1 - The 'original' form

    Pix # 2-4 - The new blooms
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    Very interesting, don't know what to say about that.
    Anyway, superb flowers Yew! Congrats!

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    They are beautiful flowers, even without the green fringes, there is a hint of green that is beautiful.

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    Very pretty...both versions!

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    The change is really pretty to me. I like the yellow/green centers of this orchid's current blooms. The fringe was pretty in the original bloom, but the pure white petals with the hint of green/yellow in the center is better. IMHO.

    cheers,
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    Very nice, whether looking at 'before' or 'after' photos. AL

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    what a strange and unique dendrobium...i wonder when or if it will ever go back to the original form...hmmm..cool...i like it very much tho..thanks for sharing Yew

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    I think both look beautiful...

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    very nice! my Liberty is also a poor grower, might even loose the plant.

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