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Help Decyphering this tag

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    Question Help Decyphering this tag

    My local grocery store is at it again. Picking on an orchid addict. A $20 fix.

    The store has a new crop of orchids and many are real nice. Some in bloom pink Den Kingianum species, other orchids and this one. I am not sure how to read the tag.

    The tag was broken off on the one I brought home (the second part of the name on the tag shots). So I went back to the store and got the first part (Unable to get the tag out in one piece. Snapped off). So we have to piece them together.

    I haven't seen names expressed this way before. What is this tag telling me? Den speciosum? Sure smells good and fills my house.
    Tag says: Den. [(speciosum-gracilicaule)-(Specio-kingianum)] "M"
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    This is simply the orchid's parents: So, (Dendrobium speciosum x dendrobium gracilicaule) are crossed with Dendrobium Specio-kingianum (Den. kingianum x Den. speciosum). The first cross is yet unnamed the second one Dendrobium Specio-kingianum is the named cross of Dend. kingianum crossed with Dend. speciosum). The "M" is the clonal name given to this cross.

    Beautiful blooms!!

    cheers,
    BD

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    Thanks Bruce. I have not seen it all expressed like this before.
    It was hard to walk by without buying given the fragrance they emit.

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    Looks a good buy Harvey and thx Bruce for the information about the name. we are always learning here with help from others.What a great site we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    Thanks Bruce. I have not seen it all expressed like this before.
    It was hard to walk by without buying given the fragrance they emit.
    No problem at all. I'd have had to check the price tag on it too!! hahaha.... Hey, if you haven't seen this article, check it out. I included it in the forum book in 2007 but it is still relevant today. Orchid Names and Naming | River Valley Orchidworks

    BD

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
    ...It was hard to walk by without buying given the fragrance they emit.
    Harvey...Nothing escapes thy wrath...lol

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    Good buy

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