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Dendrobium johnsoniae

This is a discussion on Dendrobium johnsoniae within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought this because of the unusual canes which are tapered to almost nothing but ...

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    Default Dendrobium johnsoniae

    I bought this because of the unusual canes which are tapered to almost nothing but sturdy and self-supporting nonetheless. The flowers are tissue paper thin and have an unusual shape. There is purple speckling inside them but you can't see that very well on the photos.

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    beautiful Matt!

    I think this is part of the latourea section of the Dendrobiums which are mainly found in Papua New Guinea. Supposedly, the flowers are quite long lasting, so you should have a display for quite some time.

    I quite like the shape of the lip on this and your plant has that beautiful glistening white to it. Lovely!

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    Default What a healthy plant!

    I got a clump of D macrophyllum (could be a related species within the comple x) that has canes shaped like that; I thought they wouldnt thrive in the city because they are endemic to cooler areas, but the plant is thriving well.

    Your blooms are fabulous.

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    That looks really nice.
    I have Den Thai Ruby that has canes that look very similar.

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    I like the cane shape too , and the flowers are beautiful ! Happy Growing .. Gin

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    The blooms are so delicate...very pretty.

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