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Dendrobium cerinum classic and alba, and a big Q

This is a discussion on Dendrobium cerinum classic and alba, and a big Q within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Dendrobium cerinum is endemic to the Philippines. The second set of blooms, which I refer ...

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    Default Dendrobium cerinum classic and alba, and a big Q

    Dendrobium cerinum is endemic to the Philippines.

    The second set of blooms, which I refer to as the alba form could be Dendrobium ionopus as well. Although the flower size and appearance is similar to the cerinum (ionopus is said to have smaller flowers) I hesitate to call it the albino variety because of the faint pink-red tint at the back of the sepals and petals.

    If you admit not to be a taxonomist with expertise on species dends, could you at least vote on whether you agree that it may be the alba form of cerinum, vs. not?





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    looks pretty similar...

    re: alba - I thought albas are for plants which are unable to produce the colour pigmentation esp red.. but the flowers from the second plant seems to have those colours on the outside... so maybe a semi-alba?

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    Default Thank you, bench.

    Komi and Jose Izquierdo had interesting takes on this issue.

    Duda ako sa pangalawang nomenclature, eh. Salamat.

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