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dendrobium kingianum v.Silcockii

This is a discussion on dendrobium kingianum v.Silcockii within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I bought 3 little canes, 2-3 inches high from a certain auction site a few ...

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    Default dendrobium kingianum v.Silcockii

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    I bought 3 little canes, 2-3 inches high from a certain auction site a few years ago.Now have three flowering canes ( first flowering) some 6 inches high with a total of about 15 buds and flowers. The species, kingianum is quite variable, but most of my plants of this species make canes up to a foot high (30cm) except for the albas, which can be much taller. And then they flower ( for several years running from each cane) with spikes carrying far more flowers. The flowers are usually a bit bigger than this too; these variety Silcockii flowers are maybe 15mm natural spread at the most - the best of my kingianums get up to 20 or even 25mm.
    So I'm hoping that these will improve as the plant does, from year to year.
    The markings are describes as blue - in rather the same way that some cattleyas are blue.
    But, a hint of promise for the future , here, I think.

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    What a great flower!

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    Nice species sad cant flower here.

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    That is a winner Geoff!

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