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Help to ID orchid plant...

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    Red face Help to ID orchid plant...

    Just bought a new one and silly me forgot to check if there was a tag on it....

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    Thank You for any ideas!!!!

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    Hard to know for sure, but take a look at this post...http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...sies-chip.html and see what you think...

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    T think Kathi may have got it right. I does look like a dendrobium from the Latourea section

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    That's Dendrobium Micro Chip (aberrans x normanbyense). Den. aberrans x polysema is similar, but the flowers are generally pure white with four distinct lobes while Micro Chip has a definite green hue (though it's quite a variable cross with some plants having more or less green or spots than others) and the central part of the lip is less bilobed, so it looks like it has 3 instead of 4 lobes. BTW, Dendrobium atroviolaceum used to come in two "flavours": standard and pygmy. The standard-sized plants are still Den. atroviolaceum, whereas the pygmy plants are now reclassified into a new species called Den. normanbyense. When the cross was originally made, the plants were named Dendrobium Aussie's Chip and you can still find many of them with that label. However, if I remember correctly, Roy Tokunaga only uses the pygmy plant for his crosses and, since almost all the novel Latouria crosses in circulation tend to originate at his nursery, the correct name should therefore be Dendrobium Micro Chip. Regardless, it's a cracking miniature dendrobium with long-lasting flowers.

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    it is a Dendrobium atroviolaceum "pygmy"....i used to grow one. This specific plant that you have has a very light colored lip compared to what ive seen around........ and i didnt know it had been reclassified as Tony says.

    here is a link to my species hybrid
    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ittle-elf.html

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    Thank You for the answers and insights!! It has now been labeled.... Hopefully I'll manage to keep it alive!!

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    You need to keep this particular plant moist and fertilized during their growth season. You need to grow them in a well-drained mix of sphagnum moss or medium like fir bark. Don’t ever allow the potting medium to dry out.

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