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Dendrobium Betty Nakada Finally, a Dendrobium with a name!

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    Default Dendrobium Betty Nakada Finally, a Dendrobium with a name!

    Hi everyone, yesterday was pink orchid day for me - so I have three new acquisitions that are arguably pinkish.

    Den. Betty Nakada has more information about genetics than I ever wanted to know. I read this from a Hawaiian horticulture bulletin:

    The cross between amphidiploid D. Mini Gem and D. phalaenopsis var. compactum was made on December 31, 1986, and germinated on April 6, 1987. Like D. Cathy Beck, D. Betty Nakada is precocious. First flowering was obtaine d 21 months after germination on very short pseudobulbs. The average height of the first pseudobulbs with flowers was slightly under 2 inches. The height of pseudobulb at the termination of the evaluation was 10 inches.

    Okay - so it's a mini-den and actually gets back to a species fairly quickly. I like it because it's delicate and pretty and almost reminds me of a wildflower.

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    Cute mini dendrobium. When I saw the bloom photo, I didn't expect the orchid plant to be so tiny! Really compact grower with huge flowers.

    cheers,
    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Cute mini dendrobium. When I saw the bloom photo, I didn't expect the orchid plant to be so tiny! Really compact grower with huge flowers.

    cheers,
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    Well, it's mostly camera-created illusion, but that was the effect I was going for.

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    Nice color. Mini/compact dens like this were commonly sold at the BBSs 5-10 yrs ago around here. Rarely see them now.

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    That is lovely!

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    Very nice mini dendrobe. These mini dendrobes with compactum are becoming very popular here and in Thailand.

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    Very cute! Like the coloration of the dendrobium. Is it a mini??
    Alex

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    I love the color...beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchids^_^ View Post
    Very cute! Like the coloration of the dendrobium. Is it a mini??
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    Yes it is, thank goodness!

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