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Dendrobium species?

This is a discussion on Dendrobium species? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi everyone, This is a mystery orchid, to me anyway! Can anyone tell me what ...

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    Default Dendrobium species?

    Hi everyone,

    This is a mystery orchid, to me anyway! Can anyone tell me what species of Dendrobium it might be? I rescued it from Loew's a couple of seasons ago. Thanks in advance!

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    That would be an impossibility. No name tag in the pot?

    In any event, if you got it from a BBS (big box store) the odds of it actually being a species is essentially zero. The BBS stick with hybrids almost exclusively as the flowers tend to be showier and the plants' growing requirements less particular. Once your new charge blooms, you can take a photo and attempt to contact the nursery which supplied that particular store (get that info now not later as stores do switch suppliers now and then). If you are able to contact them and give them a photo and a date of purchase, the nursery MIGHT be able to ID it for you. However with mass produced plants such as they usually grow, the nursery may not have even bothered to keep track of the name.

    Unless the nursery can help you out, it will forever be a NoID.


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    It's hard to say without flowers but it sure looks a lot like my den spectible pb's and leaves.

    Actually, I take that back, not like the canes on the spectible.

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    Thank you. Unfortunately, there was no name tag in the pot. So without seeing a flower, there's no way to tell if it is, e.g., a phalenopsis debdrobium?

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    No, afraid not. And even if it was in bloom all anyone might be able to give you would be an educated guess as to what species might be present in its background.

    There is a species Dendrobium biggibum that is sometimes still referred to as Dendrobium phalaenopsis though this latter name is considered less accurate nomenclature-wise. In addition, "dendrobium phalaenopsis" is sometimes used as a term to indicate a general flower form (that of a Dendrobium whose flowers resemble those of a Phalaenopsis in shape) as opposed to actually indicating a species. As such, any den whose flowers have a form resembling a phal -- whether a hybrid or species -- may sometimes be referred to as a "dendrobium phalaenopsis" or a "phalanopsis dendrobium." (Completely confused yet? )



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    completely agree with Pavel and Harvey. lets wait for the blooms and see what it could be

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