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Dendrobium mohlianum

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    Default Dendrobium mohlianum

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    The flowers are much like the fairly well known D.lawesii,. One of the German people showed a plant at London a couple (?) of years ago, but had sold out when I asked ; their plant had canes as thick as a pencil and 2 feet high. My plant which I found on a list somewhere and bought a year ago is much less robust ; canes 10-12 inches high, and maybe 4 or 5mm dia, but the flowers look the same size as I remember. My searches show that it comes from a lot of Pacific Islands, even Samoa and Fiji, although mine is supposed to be from Guam I think – so likely it has lots of forms. It is growing very happily for me with half a dozen new canes, but the books suggest it only flowers off leafless canes, so the best flowering is a few years away, perhaps. I had not realised the flowers were wuite so shiny and reflecting the light ; needs a polarising filter, but that is too difficu;lt at the moment with my eye problems generally.

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    It is very nice Geoff! Beautiful color

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    Gorgeous colors!

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    I absolutely LOVE the flowers on this one. Was so very tempted to get one a couple years back, but -- wisely -- I checked into how tall they get. Turned out I had to tell myself "no". Just gets too big.

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    These are very beautiful.I agree they look very much like lawesii.

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    Very nice color!
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    Yes Dorestman, I did some research on Dendrobium mohlianum orchids. These orchid plants mainly grow in the Pacific Island at elevation of 450 – 3100 meters. These plants grow in cool-to-warm temperatures.

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