Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree7Likes
  • 7 Post By serama

Dendrobium sulcatum and fimbriatum var. oculatum

This is a discussion on Dendrobium sulcatum and fimbriatum var. oculatum within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I love big bright yellow flowers, they really cheer me up (I even think dandelions ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    serama's Avatar
    serama is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Tony
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    123
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Dendrobium sulcatum and fimbriatum var. oculatum

    I love big bright yellow flowers, they really cheer me up (I even think dandelions are beautiful ... which is just as well because I have an awful infestation of them in the front garden this year ), so it's no wonder I have almost every single yellow dendrobium species there is under the sun.

    The first two pictures are of Dendrobium sulcatum, which is a pendant species with interesting flat pseudobulbs. It belongs to section Callista and is related to species such as Den. chrysotoxum, densiflorum, thyrsiflorum, lindleyi and jenkinsii. The flowers are rather short lived and only last about about a week, but each pseudobulb blooms several times over a number of years, unlike those of nobile-type dendrobiums, which have pseudobulbs that only bloom once.

    The third picture shows a spike of Dendrobium fimbriatum var. oculatum. This is quite an imposing species with its huge canes and long racemes of yellow flowers, so it's not for everybody as an adult plant needs a lot of room (the canes can grow to 6 feet or more). My plant is still quite young (I bought it as a seedling) and this is only the second time it's flowered, but it already has 2 flower spikes (old canes continue to produce spikes for many years), so I'm looking forward to even more next year.
    Attached Images Attached Images    

  2. #2
    pavel's Avatar
    pavel is offline change is the only constant
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    whatever will bloom
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    8,643
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Lovely warm yellows.

    Well if it is any comfort, Tony, you aren't alone in being a bit 'dotty' -- I too love the sight of dandelions.

  3. #3
    Carolla's Avatar
    Carolla is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Carol
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Phals, Catts, Onc. Alliance
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Gender
    Female
    Location
    Eastern WA State, USA
    Posts
    1,503

    Default

    I'm pretty fond of the cheerful warm yellow flowers too. They seem so happy!

  4. #4
    catttan's Avatar
    catttan is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Yew-Sung
    My Grow Area
    Outside 24/7
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    cattleyas, vandaceous,paphios
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Kedah, Peninsular Malaysia
    Posts
    15,877
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Both of them are beautiful! Congratulations for blooming them. Great shots of the orchids too.

  5. #5
    lanhua is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Mietek
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Gastrochilus, Trichoglottis,
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,364
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Tony, I like yellow Dendr. as well, so I have a lot of them, mostly Chinese species. Dendr. hookerianum should grow well on your place, you don't think so?

  6. #6
    serama's Avatar
    serama is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Tony
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    123
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    In theory it should, yes ... if I had the space for it. I've lusted after Den. hookerianum for a few years now, but it's difficult to find one and my greenhouse has reached maximum capacity, so I don't have space for another "monster plant" like this one. It grows to the same size if not larger than Den. fimbriatum (6-7 feet = 1.8-2.1 m) but is completely pendulous with thin canes that can't be kept upright. Den. fimbriatum canes are upright until they reach 2 to 3 feet (30-60 cm) and then they also start to lean and hang, but it's easy to keep them upright with a few stakes, so the plant doesn't actually occupy that much room sideways. To allow for the full length of the Den. hookerianum canes I would have to grow it in a basket or mount right in the top of the gable of the greenhouse so it can hang all the way down to the floor. The really interesting thing about Den. hookerianum is that its canes continue to grow for at least 2 seasons (all other dendrobiums that I know of have canes that only grow for a single season) and even more interesting than that is that they can bloom during each of those seasons rather than when they have finally reached full length, which would be the normal thing for a dendrobium.

    I'll definitely consider getting one when I finally win the lottery and can afford a bigger greenhouse.

  7. #7
    lanhua is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Mietek
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Gastrochilus, Trichoglottis,
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,364
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I see, you know a lot about Dendrobium family. For me it doesn't matter if the plant is 2 m tall, like my Dendr. fimbriatum or is hanging down and is also 2 m long. You know the volume and the space you need for those plants is the same. Dendr. hookerianum required a cool condition and that can make some problem. It's first year I have this species, so I'll see if it can grow in my greenhouse.

  8. #8
    serama's Avatar
    serama is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Tony
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Yorkshire, UK
    Posts
    123
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Mietek, if your Den. hookerianum is unhappy under your conditions, feel free to send it to me. I'll look after it for you and send you pictures every spring so you can still admire its flowers.

  9. #9
    lanhua is offline Senior Member
    Real Name
    Mietek
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Gastrochilus, Trichoglottis,
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    2,364
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Tony, I'll think about, I have two plants.

  10. #10
    Brutal_Dreamer's Avatar
    Brutal_Dreamer is offline Dreaming with my eyes open...
    Real Name
    Bruce Brown
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    34,003
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Both are really lovely yellow dendrobiums, Tony. Nice growing.

    cheers,
    BD

Similar Threads

  1. Dendrobium fimbriatum var. oculatum
    By Hemde in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: March 16th, 2011, 01:48 AM
  2. Dendrobium fimbriatum var oculatum
    By blrnut in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: November 29th, 2010, 12:37 AM
  3. Dendrobium fimbriatum var oculatum - growing medium
    By bedt in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: May 29th, 2010, 03:46 AM
  4. Den.fimbriatum var. oculatum
    By hoanglong in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: February 20th, 2010, 02:34 AM
  5. Dendrobium fimbriatum var. oculatum
    By Hemde in forum Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: February 15th, 2010, 09:47 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.