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Thread: Dendrobium Formidible

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    Default Dendrobium Formidible

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    Only one cane flowering this year, but more flowers on it than I have ever seen on a single cane of this ( or similar) Dens before.
    The cross is infundibulum x formosa. Both are in the same section of the genus which was called "nigro hirsute" when I started growing. The name refers to the very fine black hairs all over the canes . Nowadays it is called Section Formosae - the original name was thought racist . No I don't know, either.
    They do need rather more water in winter - this section - and that is why my plants suffered last year.
    However more TLC is the name of the game this year - if I didn't spend so much time in queues being "socially distanced" 2 metres apart, and waiting an hour to get into a shop... Coronavirus is not good for orchids either, you see.

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    That is gorgeous. Looks like a Cattleya



    Susan

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    That is a spectacular plant. And well grown.

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    Well that is just beauutiful Geoff! The flowers are lovely and the plant so healthy!

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    Several canes all in bloom at one time would be amazing not that this is not amazing mind you, beautiful Geoff!

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    I like the floral shape... lovely and the lip pattern are awesome...very nice primary hybrid.

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    Wow, that is so beautiful! Love the blooms!

    cheers,
    BD

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