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Meet "Old Spikey"

This is a discussion on Meet "Old Spikey" within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is a Dendrobium Noid purchased from a BBS a couple of years ago. It ...

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    Default Meet "Old Spikey"

    This is a Dendrobium Noid purchased from a BBS a couple of years ago.

    It has not produced any new canes or keikis, but has continued to produce spikes every year.
    This year does not seem to be any different

    Here is a picture of the canes and the 8-inch basket:


    The spikes look like they are almost done extending. The bottom flower has already started to open.


    Picture of the top of one cane, showing that this is the third spike for this cane:


    The top of the other cane, showing that this is the fourth spike for this cane:

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    I guess when the old canes run out of blooming nodes it will produce new growth

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    I guess when the old canes run out of blooming nodes it will produce new growth
    That sounds likely. Some of these will continue to bloom and bloom from the same canes. I like the dark purple-blue color.

    Cheers,
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    Happy plant!!

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    Do you have a close up picture for the flower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizgeo View Post
    Do you have a close up picture for the flower?
    Here's from a previous blooming:
    I am pretty sure that there is a Den. Udom Blue Angel in its parentage somewhere.


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    I just gave it another shot looking for purple dendrobiums.
    The possible candidates:
    Den. Blue Violetta (I am pretty confident that this is it).
    Den. Makariki Blue

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    I believe the 'Den. Blue Violetta' is the closest one too. Yours does have a better form than most that I find when searching on Google Images. (Probably due to your care.) The few I looked at on-line seem to droop where your bloom seems to spread open (which I prefer in this shape of bloom.)

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    I have one blue Dend I got from BBS last year. It is spiking from the old bloomed cane as well. I don't have a closeup picture, but here is the picture from last year bloom.
    Udom Blue Angel x Genting Blue
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    Very beautiful!! It amazes me how they continue to bloom from the same old canes...confuses the heck outta me, but hey, it looks very happy! As they say, if its not broken...

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