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What is this HUGE thing?

This is a discussion on What is this HUGE thing? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Thanks, Ron! Will do! Does D. speciosum have hollow pseudobulbs? Originally Posted by Ron-NY I ...

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    Default D. speciosum and hollow p-bulbs?

    Thanks, Ron! Will do!

    Does D. speciosum have hollow pseudobulbs?


    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    I would say it might be an Australian Dendrobium of some sort. Possibly, Dendrobium speciosum or a hybrid of it. Let's see if we can get Murray to take a look at it. Why don't you PM him with a link to this thread.

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    Default ..huge spikes

    D. speciosum also has thinner flower spikes...from the pictures I see on the net...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    Clint,

    With abundant roots like that, I am thinking you just need an empty wood basket.
    You might not even need lava rocks inside the basket.
    Perhaps just throw in a few strands of sphagnum moss.
    I agree, if this is a Myrmecophila tibicinas I would just pot it in a wood basket, although I wouldn't even use any sphag, depending on how often you water... My Myrmecophila brysiana is in an empty wooden basket hanging off the awning on our back porch, gets a lot of sun, and just absolutely loves it. (Though it may change it's tune when I'm forced to bring it inside for the winter...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfrizz743 View Post
    I agree, if this is a Myrmecophila tibicinas I would just pot it in a wood basket, although I wouldn't even use any sphag, depending on how often you water... My Myrmecophila brysiana is in an empty wooden basket hanging off the awning on our back porch, gets a lot of sun, and just absolutely loves it. (Though it may change it's tune when I'm forced to bring it inside for the winter...)
    Goeffrey,

    Can you post a picture of your Myrmecophila? perhaps Clint can compare it to his plant to see if it is a match.

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    Having had a look at the photos and replies here is my input,
    1)Hollow p/bubs,- no Dendrobium have them
    2)Growth pattern,- the pattern is too spread out for a Dendrobium speciousum though some hybrids could grow like this.
    3)The size and shape of the foliage,- Dendrobium spieciousum and it’s hybrids have very hard leathery foliage of a different shape to what you have there.
    4)Still on the foliage,- the leaves are not broad enough for a Dendrob
    5)thickness of the old spike ,- I have three spiesiousm in spike at the moment and the thickest of these is measuring just on 15mm.

    My conclusion is that it is not a Dendrob but most likely a Schomburgkia

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    Goeffrey,

    Can you post a picture of your Myrmecophila? perhaps Clint can compare it to his plant to see if it is a match.
    Sure, although I believe they look somewhat different...

    Here you go...

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    Thanks, Ron! Will do!

    Does D. speciosum have hollow pseudobulbs?
    I missed that part of the post...Schomb it be then

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    I really had no idea. I'm not familiar with the Austrailian Dends at all. Thanks!!



    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    I missed that part of the post...Schomb it be then

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    Clint my schombs all have hollow canes and the root growth is the same as your's. I have most of mine in baskets and they seem to be happy. I have 2 just tied on palms and they have attached and are growing like weeds.
    Cin

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    The only schomb I have is one Abro sent to me last year. It is still in a two inch pot, so hard to compare. lol!

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