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Dendrobium Doncaster Surprise

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    Default Dendrobium Doncaster Surprise

    A Den. bigibbum hybrid. 80mm across the petals.Name:  IMG_0352.jpg
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    Very beautiful, Love the shape And the colour.
    Congrats.
    Is this an Aussie Den. hybrid?

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    An unusual look -- reminds me more of some of the catts. I like it. Interesting that bigibbum does not seem to have contributed anything to the flower's form.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    An unusual look -- reminds me more of some of the catts. I like it. Interesting that bigibbum does not seem to have contributed anything to the flower's form.
    I concur, Pavel. Here we refer to this type of dendrobe as Australian dendrobiums on account of the shape of the blooms which is greatly influenced by Den kingianum another Aussie native, and which also imparts its fragrance to its offsprings. I may be wrong about this particular dendrobe and it may have no kingianum in its parentage. Any way a very pretty dendrobe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by angela View Post
    Very beautiful, Love the shape And the colour.
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    Is this an Aussie Den. hybrid?
    Thanks Angela, it is an Aussie Native hybrid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    I concur, Pavel. Here we refer to this type of dendrobe as Australian dendrobiums on account of the shape of the blooms which is greatly influenced by Den kingianum another Aussie native, and which also imparts its fragrance to its offsprings. I may be wrong about this particular dendrobe and it may have no kingianum in its parentage. Any way a very pretty dendrobe!
    I think the bigibbum part is a long way back in the parentage.

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    How lovely!!!! I have become an instant Aussie den. fan - especially if it has a fragrance. Do they grow them in the US?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Here we refer to this type of dendrobe as Australian dendrobiums on account of the shape of the blooms which is greatly influenced by Den kingianum another Aussie native, and which also imparts its fragrance to its offsprings.
    "Great minds" must think alike -- kingianum was the first thing that came to mind as a possible parent to me as well.

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    Don't get overly set on kingianum hybrids. They are very nice but the current breeding lines using D. tetragonum & D. speciosum background ( some close, some distant) are producing outstanding plants & flowers.

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