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Need help on ID/Pod

This is a discussion on Need help on ID/Pod within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello everyone, can someone help me ID these two dends. I brought it a while ...

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    Default Need help on ID/Pod

    Hello everyone, can someone help me ID these two dends. I brought it a while back and now it reboom for me, but i still don't know what they call . I did alot of research, and read many thread in here but didn't see anything that look like my flowers. I saw one dark pink or burgundy color dend flower on one of the website it called Victoria something. My plant only about three or four inches tall, the leave is very skinny, the color of the flower alot darker then the one in the image. cheap camera get cheap result and the second one i try to pollenate it and now it has three fruits and i don't know what to do with it. The bad thing about it is the spike broke but not completely off as you can see the wire and toothpick in the picture. should i cut the spike off or leave it alone.
    sorry if i mispell or grammer, I am still learning english
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    closer look of the 3 or 4 weeks old broken pods. Thank again
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    What you have is most likely a hybrid of Dendrobium bigibbum (also known as phalaenopsis) var compactum.

    Eg see:
    http://www.merklesorchids.com/1Image..._compactum.jpg

    What to do with the seed pods, well I dont know... I am sorry to say that they are probably not "worth" sending of to a laboratory for the proper flasking (orchid seeds needs to be grown in sterile conditions in a flask). You could ofcourse try to sprinkle the seeds around the base of the plant, hoping that the fungus needed for them to grow is there, but this is really a slim chance.

    But it is never a waist of time, you now know how enough about the flower structure to pollinate and you can try to count the amount of seed in each pod... if you have a real good time - or just make an estimate

    Others might have better suggestions on what to do.

    Rgrds/ Karen

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    Default Dend

    First of all, congratulations on getting your plant to rebloom, that is something I have never been able to do with my dendrobiums (and my brother and mother have never been able to do it either). I try something new each year to see if it works...

    As for the seed pod, I wouldn't try to send it somewhere to get it flasked, but it is worth the experience to flask it yourself, most of the materials are fairly inexpensive, but it is a very detailed (and sometimes nervewracking) process. But I have found it to give me a new appreciation for the reproductive processes of the plant.

    And your English is just fine!

    Aaron

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    Thank Karen and Aaron, the picture in the link look very similar to my flower. I will write and down and stick it in the plant. Thank again

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