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Red Philippine Species Dend: Need ID

This is a discussion on Red Philippine Species Dend: Need ID within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I suspect this to be a dendrobium. It came from some tribesmen from the hills ...

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    Default Red Philippine Species Dend: Need ID

    I suspect this to be a dendrobium. It came from some tribesmen from the hills of Maguindanao, on Mindanao Island. The plant looks similar to a Dend. crumenatum, though on a smaller scale, and also blooms along the leafless tips of the stems. The stem itself is a brownish red. Leaves are thick and fleshy. Flowers are small, less than an inch across, and have no fragrance.
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    Wow so nice I like the red color very intense Angel congratulations, I think by look at the plant character I would think this Epidendrum natives to South America anyway what ever it is need to take care them.

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    Hello Zainal. I'm not 100% sure if this is a dendrobium. I don't think they would have epidendrums growing in the hinterlands of Cotabato and Maguindanao. Thanks for the input.

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    Wow so nice I like the red color very intense Angel congratulations, I think by look at the plant character I would think this Epidendrum natives to South America anyway what ever it is need to take care them.
    Zainal, now it occurs to me that the flowers do look like epidendrums. If ever this is an epidendrum, however did it get to grow deep in the hills of my province which is thousands of miles from the Americas?

    It does resemble the terrestrial Epidendrum ibaguense. Now I'm wondering if I should plant this in the ground instead? And in full sun? Right now it is attached to a tree.
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    Thanks Zainal for pointing me in the right direction. Now, the problem is that this thread is in the wrong forum with a misleading title. I hope Bruce can help me out.

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    It looks like an epidendrum to me

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    Yes, Ed. Now I realize it is. Well, I never thought they grew deep in our highlands. I would never have guessed this to be an epidendrum until Zainal said so. I've seen epis only in pictures. I never thought I had one growing in my garden.

    Now I know why I couldn't find it on the net. I was searching under "dendrobium" all the while.

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    Hi Angel,

    Looks like epidendrum. I have one that is similar but with red flowers with purplish tinge. I have planted this it similar to Spathoglottis in a 50-50 mix of coco-peat and vermi-compost

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    Hi Angel,

    Looks like epidendrum. I have one that is similar but with red flowers with purplish tinge. I have planted this it similar to Spathoglottis in a 50-50 mix of coco-peat and vermi-compost

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    Quote Originally Posted by angel View Post
    Zainal, now it occurs to me that the flowers do look like epidendrums. If ever this is an epidendrum, however did it get to grow deep in the hills of my province which is thousands of miles from the Americas?

    It does resemble the terrestrial Epidendrum ibaguense. Now I'm wondering if I should plant this in the ground instead? And in full sun? Right now it is attached to a tree.
    It is possible that seed escaped from someone growing it in your country. I would slowly adapt it to full sun and put it in a terrestrial medium.

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    Hi Angel I do agree with you look exactly like Epidendrum ibaguense congrats for the ID.

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    Yes, looks like a reed epidendrum to me.

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