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Dendrobium nomenclature

This is a discussion on Dendrobium nomenclature within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi all, and especially Julie, This is a question I'm hoping Julie can help me ...

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    Hi all, and especially Julie,

    This is a question I'm hoping Julie can help me with, but if anyone else has the answer, feel free to jump in. A few years back, I bought a miniature Dendrobium. The tag on it said Dendrobium Thai Jeng x compactum. I could not find any plant called Dendrobium Thai Jeng (the closest was Thai Gem) and was wondering if the database Julie has might have better information than what I had. Any information wold be most appreciated.

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    Unfortunately, I can't improve much on what you already know.

    Compactum is a species, but there's no Thai Jeng registered. There are also no Den. compactum offspring registered. The closest Thai names are:

    Thai Gem, Thai Jasmine, Thai Jewel.

    If you have a photo I can look at the pedigree of each of these and see if one has a strong species resemblance.

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    There have been a lot of crosses made with den bigibbum var. compactum - this may be what you have. One I found listed is (Thai Jewel XBigibbum) X Den. bigibbum - described as 'white with a purple eye'.

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    Hi Julie & Diane,

    Thank you both for your comments. Diane's post sort of predicts my next inquiry. At one point I had three "different" Dendrobiums. They were the one I already inquired about, Dendrobium Thai Jeng x compactum, plus Dendrobium compactum and Dendrobium bigibbum var. compactum.

    The darn things looked essentially identical to me! They were all very compact, but otherwise looked like the standard "Phalaenopsis"-type Dendrobium flower, and all were the same color--the standard purple-pink. I have, however, seen some other Dend. Thai Jeng x compactum that had matched the description Diane gives. At any rate, the question is mostly academic now because (owing to lack of space at the time) I got rid of the cross and the one simply called Dend. compactum. (I still have the other.)

    It's a trifle frustrating when the darn things are mislabeled. At least, I'm assuming my cross was mislabeled. There are quite a lot of them out there, though because a vendor at my local OS had quite a few of them for sale.

    One of the members in my OS said there are quite a lot of Asian orchid breeders who don't necessarily register their crosses, even though they may well make a cross and name them. Since then, I met at least one orchid grower in North America who also refused to register any of his crosses. For him it was all about politics! Amazing where politics go, isn't it?

    Anyhow, I guess I'll never know my (former) plant's real name, nor its full parentage. I appreciate both your responses, though. Thanks again!

    P.S. Since the day I parted with those plants (and a few others), I bought myself a new plant stand and can now acquire far more orchids than I had before! Life is good right now!

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