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From the Densiflora Section of Dendrobium, Me. Christs Erdmann is a cross between griffithianum and farmeri. In my plant, at least, the farmeri has dominated, largely masking the caroteins in the tepals. Only the lip has remained wonderfully gold. No scent.
The first fotos shows the opened flowers on the first day, while the second is 3 days after opening. The flowers actually wilt a bit in the evenings until they are fully developed. enjoy.
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Smashing plant, I think if I was told that I could only grow 1 species of orchid, after much deliberating it would probably be the dendrobiums.

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Welcome to the forum Jamie, I really like this type of dendrobium although I tend to grow only thyrsiflorum.

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Thanks for the Welcome, Terry. I love this group of Dendrobium (Section Densiflorum) and have most species, except D. thysiflorum! Used to have it donkeys years ago. Always a beauty.

Steve, I'm currently collecting lots of Dendros. I find the fascinating, beautiful and not nearly seen enough. Hope to do some crosses over the next years. This group has 40 Chromosomes making it difficult to intercross (most have only 38 chr.), plus the general genetic barriers between the sections. I'll be taking copious notes and hopefully some chr. counts.

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Lovely hybrid. I don't grow many Dendrobium but I do like them very much. I have a farmeri that doesn't flower well as it is really too warm in my growing area.

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Lovely Denrobium Jamie, I only have nobile's, but that's a cracker, well grown.

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Telipogon wrote:
I have a farmeri that doesn't flower well as it is really too warm in my growing area.

Yes, farmeri is another beauty, I'd have this & more dendrobiums but for the same reason as yours, too warm! :cry:
The dendro I've recently noticed and been intrigued with is parvum "violet-blue", will look out for it at the Show but believe they are quite pricey.

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Steve, I'm currently collecting lots of Dendros. I find the fascinating, beautiful and not nearly seen enough. Hope to do some crosses over the next years. This group has 40 Chromosomes making it difficult to intercross (most have only 38 chr.), plus the general genetic barriers between the sections. I'll be taking copious notes and hopefully some chr. counts.

A fascinating process with a variable family from the short creeping plants to the huge pendulous growths.
I only wish I had the patience to cross plants, so we're lucky to have people like you who do all the work for the people like me who just jump in at the end result to buy them !
It sounds like you know what you're doing Jamie, so keep up the good work (because I've got my cheque book ready).

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I've never been good with orchids that require a rest period. Not that I can complain, it grows!

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