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Looking for a name to this no id dendrobium

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    Default Looking for a name to this no id dendrobium

    A friend of mine has asked if I could find out what this is so he could get one for a gift of his girl friend. Any ideas as to what this is would be great.
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    I cannot ID it because it dyed blue, That's is not the true form, sorry to say, I can't help with the ID.
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    It's really unfair to spray with the blue color pavel just highlighted 2 weeks ago such a nice dendrobium hybrids but cant ID it.

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    Thanks guys that's what I was afraid of. I'll let my friend know.
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    If anything, the phalaenopsis group of dendrobium moth type orchids also commonly referred to as singapore orchids in florists. Used as a cutflower for long time in bouquets and arrangements. Not that often very fragrant though if any at all. Commercially available as potted plant, varying colours, thick cane spiking from crown at top of leafed cane. Many a noids unfortunately like phals easily available so poss you could source something equally gorgeous but as for dyed/ sprayed i wouldnt have clue or indeed no where to start. As a potplant it will revert to its original genetics/ colour on future canes and spikes. For cut blooms for interior design or fashion accessory the florist is best bet, they have lots of tricks up their sleeves for gift purchases and/ or room focal pieces ,

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    Wow! That's kind of disturbing, and a little sad considering that dendrobiums actually can produce a really nice blue with no chemicals added.

    The university of Hawaii has done a lot of breeding to come up with blue dendrobiums with good cut-flower charactaristics. They tend to be pretty easy to grow, as well. Most of them are not registered named hybrids. We had some nice ones at our OS sale last fall. They were Den Betty Gotto and Den williamsianum crosses. With my really cheap point and shoot camera the color looked like this:
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    Other named blue dens that your friend might be able to find include Den Sapphire Blue, Den Burana Sunshine, Den Blue Foxtail.

    What can I say? I can be a sucker for romance. . .

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    Sorry Max. Too bad about the blue dye.

    cheers,
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    So, not content with injecting the phals with blue dye, they've moved on to dendrobiums? Ugghhhh! More orchid abuse.

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    This one is Dendrobium Sonia Earsakul, a dendrobium common in the floriculture industry. Here is a link to mine in bloom without the dye though

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...-earsakul.html

    Incase of these dendrobiums, the plants are not injected with the blue dye, but the cut flower (inflorescence) is dipped in water containing this dye, slowely the flowers suck in the color. It is a very common practice even with Gladioli and tube roses.

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    I have a good blue antelope type.... blue twinkle. But alas, nothing like the dyed plants in the photo.

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