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Unknown Orchid from Singapore

This is a discussion on Unknown Orchid from Singapore within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Hi there Orchid lovers. I need help in identifying this orchid which I found. Initially, ...

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    Question Unknown Orchid from Singapore

    Hi there Orchid lovers.

    I need help in identifying this orchid which I found. Initially, it seemed as if it was going to die, so I rescued it and now I see new roots sprouting - which is a great sight.

    I however am yet to be able to identify it. Here are the pictures.

    Just note that this is from Singapore, a tropical country. I also have a hunch that it might be a Dendrobium.


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    Hard to tell which one...

    But to me it looks like the canes of D. kingianum.

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    I'd actually go for one of the vandaceous orchids...

    of course some flowers would certainly help... and the first step into getting it to that stage is to go and remove the scales on the leaves and get the plant all healthy and happy again.

    then you can post pictures of the beautiful flower and we can all have fun trying to figure out what the plant is again

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    A vanda? But isn't this a sympodial grower?

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    Ah, so that is what the white spots on the leaves are. I will remove the scales as soon as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clintdawley View Post
    A vanda? But isn't this a sympodial grower?
    umm... errr... yeah, good point...

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    Do you think it could be Dendrobium crumenatum? I heard that this species is quite common in Singapore. It also bears quite good resemblance to Dendrobium loddigesii.

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    Brian Dendrobium loddigesii has very short canes,about 75mm(3 inches) in length so I dont believe it is that.

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    I would say that this is an immature Den. crumenatum... the thin canes and those leaves are typical for the species... =)

    -Pat

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