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Dendrochilum magnum

This is a discussion on Dendrochilum magnum within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; The largest of the genus, related to Coelogyne. I've found this species to be a ...

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    Default Dendrochilum magnum

    The largest of the genus, related to Coelogyne. I've found this species to be a very easy grower. Nice scent of vanilla, but with a bit of soapiness.

    Blooms are presented well, in a slightly twisting pendulous raceme. But you really have to get in there before the blooms start looking like orchid flowers! From the side, the individual blooms, hidden under their cowl-like floral bracts, look like hermit crabs.

    Each flower has a natural spread of about 1.3cm, and spikes I counted varied from about 82 to 112 blooms each. With 24 spikes this year, by the time they're all bloomed out, this plant will have produced approximately 2300 blooms in this year's blooming. Currently in a 12" pot.





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    What a beautiful monster plant!
    The pictures of the blooms are really cool. Well done!

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    Nice specimen plant!

    And thanks for the info about the scent, I've really been meaning to get one of these and well, guess I may need to get one very soon!

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    Cool shots, and wow, that's a lot of flowers!! Impressive.

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    Fantastic!!!!

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    Nice and I thought mine was large!

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    I love the smell, there are four large ones blooming right now. Ours are a strong ginger spicy medicinal smell, somewhat overpowering!

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