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Epidendrum (specie??)

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    This is what I bought from our local Flower, Bird, Fish and Insect Show two days ago. The label says "Epi. sp." The vendor couldn't offer me any help. I checked the photos of Epi species on the "Orchids Online" website but couldn't find the photos of what I have. The plant is about 3 inches tall, the spike is only 2 inches long, flower about 1.25 inches wide.

    I am now beginning to think that this is a hybrid, not a specie. Any suggestions? Thanks for any info.
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    I think I've found the ID for this plant. It's Bardendrum Namboh Pixy. It's in RVO's catalog, lol. But I could be wrong, so I appreciate any other info you could give me.

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    Some sort of reed-stemmed epi???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipperhead
    Some sort of reed-stemmed epi???
    Garland, thanks to the pics I have seen from RVO catalog, this is what I have found during my search.

    Bardendrum

    The plant is a cross between Barkeria and Epidendrum. The plant has the look of reed stem Epi but the flowers have the shape and color of Barkeria, but with fuller lips. What I'm not sure now is what type of Bardendrum is this. Bard. Namboh Pixy have rounder petals. Bard. Desert Rose petals are more pointy which is much more similar to the petals of what I have. Whatever its name is, I love it already. Its a cute substitute for those orchids I couldn't find or so expensive they are too far beyond my reach. I just hope it will not grow too big like some reed stem Epidendrum.

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    Hi Tanya!

    I posted a photo of the plant in bud in the members plant for sale/trade section a few weeks back. Here is the thread: http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...ead.php?t=1537

    I am not sure how tall it will get, but it seems compact. Plus the name "pixie" sounds like it will remain smallish.

    Cheers!
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    Thanks BD! I knew someone posted a pic before, just can't remember who and where. Senior moment??

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    LOL, Tanya!

    I took this photo a few minutes ago. Here are some of the remaining Bardendrum Namboh Pixys that are now in bloom. The green house was so humid my camera lense fogged up, but the photo came out ok. (a little hazy) Anyway, here it is in bloom.

    Cheers!
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    Thanks again BD. I look forward to next year and hope mine will be big enough then to produce a bigger spike with more bloom. Can you tell me how tall those Bardendrum are? If it does not grow taller than one foot it will be perfect in our bedroom when in bloom. Its not as pretty as catt, but at least it will not give me migraine .

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    The ones we have are only about a foot tall including the spike. Maybe 14 " on a really tall one. I am not sure how big the plant will eventually get. This is the first time for me to grow one.

    Cheers!
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