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Dendrobium farmeri

This is a discussion on Dendrobium farmeri within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Lovely I like our local clone very attractive one of our beautiful den in Malaysia....

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    Lovely I like our local clone very attractive one of our beautiful den in Malaysia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plucker View Post
    Isnt that pink farmeri delightful.

    As for collectors, there is many for and against things. When greed is incorporated it can lead to decimation. Collecting must be sustainable, but how do you manage that fine line.
    Our local indigenous used to eat the Den. Caniliculatum, and today there is still no shortage. They lived a sustainable life.
    Yet early collectors of certain types of Paphs amongst others, decimated wild collections to the point of extinction for greed.
    The hobbyist probably kills as many plants as growing them so not sure if that is sustainable either. Hence CITES at an international level.
    I have never seen an orchid in the wild, but all the information I can attain points to the plants that are being threatened are mostly from "cut and burn" clearing for agriculture and from construction; not from collecting. CITES prevents us from importing plants but does nothing to keep people from destroying them and the environment they need to live. I think there are probably several if not dozens of orchids that are close to having the dubious honor of existing only in collections. I really think that permits should be issued to allow collectors to get orchids from any site that is going to be destroyed. I realize this may not be practical. Same with land that is going to be cleared for agricultural purposes. I don't think this is under CITES control and would have to be a law passed by the individual countries. This is a very complex issue and most people have greater concerns than orchids. I know the farmer who burns out some land for a crop that he can get a little money to live on has no concern if some orchids are there. He has to feed his family. In the meantime those of us who care will try to do what we can and realize it will never be enough.

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    Well put, Wade.Fortunately not all orchids succumb to clearing of land for development. Visitors to our highland resort in the Cameron highlands are amazed at the sight of fields of Arundina graminifoliagrowing by the road shoulders and hill sides that have been cleared of trees for building and upgrqading of roads. They thrive there in the open as they are able to get the full exposure to sunlight. Other sun-loving orchids especially Spathaglottis plicata, a few varieties of Coelogyne and Bulbophyllum; and even some Nepenthes are found growing in abundance right beside the Arundina. I have taken part in my younger days in Hash House runs (an adult version of 'Hares and Hounds') where beer flows as freely as sweat,and during one of these runs we had to run through literally acres of Habenaria sumatrana, trampling them down as we ran through the rubber estates where they were growing.In the wild I have only seen small patches of these scattered over a limited area. On the downside an area in Perlis, a neighbouring state, used to have plenty of Phal cornu-cervi but this area has been turned into cane fields and all the trees chopped down and there are no more cornu-cervi here. I guess there will always be conflict between development and preservation of the environment.

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    beautiful blooms, I have this den also, but it has been reluctant to bloom for me, grows great, getting ready to mount it to a tree in my yard

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    Quote Originally Posted by stateless View Post
    beautiful blooms, I have this den also, but it has been reluctant to bloom for me, grows great, getting ready to mount it to a tree in my yard
    My pink one is mounted on a piece of driftwood while the other is grown in a basket filled with charcoal. I wish I had a suitable tree to mount this den. I am sure yours would do very well mounted.

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    Very pretty!
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    I also have a tree, it is very well developed but not flowering, I've been waiting for seven years but it does not bloom 1 times

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoanglong View Post
    I also have a tree, it is very well developed but not flowering, I've been waiting for seven years but it does not bloom 1 times
    Sorry to hear that Hoang. This is one of the easiest to bloom here. Maybe your winters are too cold.

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