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Help with ID (the the tiniest of brags)

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    Default Help with ID (the the tiniest of brags)

    This guy finally opened today. Now, I know that if I'm right about its ID then they are incredibly easy to grow and it's missing a petal but it's my first ever fully earned orchid bloom so I'm still very chuffed

    Anyway, it was labelled as Cambria Nelly Isler but am I right in thinking it's a Den kingianum (or whatever they are called now) or its hybrid? It has a fairly strong sweet fragrance, sort of like honey.

    Just starting to open yesterday


    Today


    The whole plant

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    I have no clue, it certainly doesn't look like a Cambria Nelly Isler to me.

    I did just want to say that it's lovely! Congratulations on your first earned bloom! Was this a fairly new plant, or one you have had a while?

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    Thank you. I picked it up in a bit of a state and reduced down to £4 just before Christmas. It finished blooming around New Year and I noticed a new spike again in Feb, I don't even know if it's normal for it to bloom again this soon.

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    It sure looks like Dend. kingianum.. Definetly not Nelly Isler

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    Congratulations, Elena! There's no shame in bragging!

    There's no such genus as Cambria. Nelly Isler is a Burrageara, which is (Cda x Milt x Odm x Onc) and yours is definitely some sort of Den hybrid. Impossible to say which one.

    I don't think your plant has rebloomed. What probably happened is it's put out a new spike off an unbloomed cane. Sometimes a plant puts all its spikes up at the same time, and for whatever reasons, sometimes it puts them up with a short interval in between. Unless you have a free-flowering type, and this type of Den isn't, even the healthiest of plants usually needs at least 9-10 months before it will rebloom.

    Still, it's a beauty!

    McJulie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    What probably happened is it's put out a new spike off an unbloomed cane.
    Nope, it had 2 spikes on that cane before so I don't know what it's playing at. I thought it was developing a couple more spikes but they are looking quite fat now so I'm guessing they will be keikies. Its also growing a new cane.

    I knew about Cambria but it seems that in UK at least they'll label just about anything they are not sure about as Cambria. I probably won't be surprised to see a Phal with a Cambria tag one day.

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    Your plant (and the flowers and the spike) definitely looks like Dendrobium kingianum.
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    It is a Dendrobium kingianum or hybrid.They are dime a dozen here in New Zealand and Austrailia.So much so that they are seldom considered for awards.They are normally a late winter spring flowering but can reflower throughout the rest of the year.Dendrobium Kinganum and quite a few of its hybrids can be induced to flower by giving them a lower night temperature for about a week and then return them back to the normal growing temperature.

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    Thank you guys, that's all I needed to know really just so that I have a rough idea of what it likes.

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    Whatever it's called, it's pretty! Lovely color.

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