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Dendrobium amabile

This is a discussion on Dendrobium amabile within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Does anyone know if amabile is the same as Dendrobium thyrsiflorum ? I looked on ...

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    Question Dendrobium amabile

    Does anyone know if amabile is the same as Dendrobium thyrsiflorum ?
    I looked on a reference site and it said see thyrsiflorum , looking at pictures of the two they don't look the same color . Thanks for any info . Gin

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    Hi Gin,
    Dendrobium amabile is not the same as dendrobium thyrsiflorum. I have both of these plants. At first glance, they look so similar, but when they flower, well, they are completely different. Den. amabile's flowers have pink/purple pigment on the petals/sepals and the lip is not completely yellow (just like the picture that you saw at Jay Pfahl's website). Den. thyrsiflorum's flowers have no pink/purple pigment so the petals/sepals are pure white in great contrast with the dark yellow color of the lip, hence sometimes this species is called the egg yolk orchid. The lip of Den. thyrsiflorum is all yellow (no white).
    I bloomed these guys before, they came out just as described.

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    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Thank You Hoa , good news I have the thyrsiflorum, didn't need 2 of them , Jay's is where I looked , maybe they ment culture is the same .
    So many of the names have been changed I wasn't sure .Can't always trust the pictures lol . Thanks again ! Gin

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