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Help ID this Dend.

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    Question Help ID this Dend.

    Need help to ID this Dend.
    I got this one last Sunday at one of the nurseries down in Homestead, FL.
    I'm sad to say that the conditions in which these nurseries are is not the best one. Everyone down there is coping, still, with loss due to the hurricanes. When I got home, realized that there was no tag on this one.
    Any guesses?

    thanks

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    Hi Veronica,

    It looks like a Den. antennatum, but your colors are a bit orangey. I don't know the species well enough to know the color varieties, or perhaps it could be the lighting in the photo. I know the flower more as white, purple stripes on the lip and green antenna. It's a favorite of mine!

    Good luck with it!

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    Ok, I've been poking around the antennatum crosses, and I'm pretty sure this is a primary hybrid, between Den. antennatum x Den. tangerinum. The cross is named: Den. Luwin Park. The flower stance is pure antennatum, but the coloration is all tangerinum. Both are antelope Dends. I'm pretty sure that's the tag.

    What a beauty! When she throws a keikei, please remember me!!

    Julie

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    it looks like Dendrobium tangerinum... one of the antelope type Dendrobiums in the section spatulata.

    These are, I believe, from Papua New Guinea, an amazing and still fairly untouched region of the world... interestingly, these Dendrobes have a long history in hybridisation. Initially, because they were not taxonomically organised, they were simply known as Dendrobium "Orange" or Dendrobium "Purple"... one of the most beautiful in this section is one called Dendrobium lasianthera... definitely on the wishlist, but alas will never be as they really need heat!

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    Hi Tim,

    The coloration is definitely tangerinum (now that I've found it), but I've looked at a number of tang photos, and the absolute upright antennas isn't seen in the tangerinum species. Antennatum is the only antelope I know with that form. The colors wouldn't be contraditctory in a hybrid, either.

    Rather than calling it Den. Orange, let's call it: Den. Pretty! There's an exacting name!

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    Thanks a lot guys! Know I can tag my baby!!!1
    This forum is great I have learned a lot just by reading other people threads! Thanks for making orchid care easier !!!
    Julie: As soon as he throws a Keikei I'll let you know.


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    ok ok Julie... so maybe not a straigh Dend "orange".... but how about as the other parent, dendrobium stratiotes... again, it has the twisty, upright petals...

    but it really amazes me that the colour and the lip is so tangerinum...

    ok, ok, I'm just playing devil's advocate now

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    No, no, Tim-O! Keep me honest! It's hard! Dends aren't my forte.

    Stratiotes is much less svelt a flower than atennatum. The coloration and upright antenna work, though.

    I'll stay with the atennatum cross, as there's no registered cross for tangerinum x stratiotes, and Veronica's flower doesn't show any of the broadness of stratiotes.

    Good thought, though! This is how I learn of Dends, bit by bit...

    Julie

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    Julie,
    You did so well on this one! That is amazing! After a first glance, I thought it must be a Dendrobium atennatum cross or something very similar (those antelope dendrobiums) but I don't have time to go deeper. But then you did it!!!! Great!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Oh dear! Gasp!

    I might have a Dend future...

    Julie

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