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Dendrobium infundibulum x lowii

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    Default Dendrobium infundibulum x lowii

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    An unregistered hybrid made by one of my friends, and raised by him. The infundibulum parent is much more robust than this - at least the plants I have grown in the distant past were, with flowers some 3 ˝ inch or larger. IOSPE says 4 inch , but I have seen this plant growing in the wild with smaller flowers ( directions ? Go to the highest mountain in Thailand - Doi Inthanon ( about 8500 feet )and walk up the road from Chiang Mai - don't worry, you don't have to walk or climb 8500 feet ! - get a taxi to drop you at the gate of the Nature Reserve/National Park, which covers the top, and walk from there. The plant grows as a terrestrial on the right hand side of the road, over a stretch of about 100 yards - no more. Below that too warm ? Above that too cold ? What a fascinating question, the soil looks the same , but something must be different !
    D.lowii comes from warmer places I guess - e..g. Borneo, and is usually yellow, with very distinct bristles on the lip,and with much smaller flowers - 1 ˝ inch upwards I read.
    So this hubrid has genuinely intermediate size flowers, but looking otherwise very much like the seed parent, with one interesting difference, which I guess my friend missed when he scrapped this plant ( and put it in the Orchid Society raffle, where I won it as a prize`). That is, infundibulum has only two flowers per "raceme" but this one , even in the ( not yet fully grown, I think) example had 6 flowers in the spray. D.lowii has up to 7 says IOSPE, btw. So, maybe it will do better.
    I like it - it was a good buy - those 5 tickets, one prize, for about 1/20th the price I might have paid from a dealer.

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    Nicely done Geoff, a real beauty!

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    Very nice transparent flowers! Get some nice plants in the raffles.

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    I am a big fan of section formosae and this hybrid stands out. I recently bought a lowii seedling and looking fwd for its blooms.

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    Very nice.. Hopefully it has hybrid vigour. Dend lowii is a pain in the butt to grow..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ksriramkumar View Post
    I am a big fan of section formosae and this hybrid stands out. I recently bought a lowii seedling and looking fwd for its blooms.
    Got one a couple of weeks ago myself, actually, there were two in the pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paphioboy View Post
    Very nice.. Hopefully it has hybrid vigour. Dend lowii is a pain in the butt to grow..
    That's nice to know.

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    Beautiful flowers Geoff!

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