Dendrobium @ $5 a good price?

botanical_drifterFebruary 15, 2011

It is the violet purple one. It had just finished blooming. Was on clearance.

Is this a common one?

botanical_drifter

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orchidguyftl(z11 FTL FL)

does it have the hybrid name tag with it?

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 12:25AM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Maybe one of the thumbnails in the link might look like your orchid? Many species and thousands upon thousands of hybrids make an id on colour impossible.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dendrobiums & a few Dockrillia

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 1:14AM
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botanical_drifter

Orchidguy,
No, no hybrid tag.

arthurm,

No, none you have photographed appear to be the one. The color of this one is dark violet purple.

thanks,

botanical_drifter

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 8:46PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

If you like the flowers and the roots are in good shape, its a good price. If the flowers are just kind of "meh" in your opinion or the roots are abysmal, then it is not worth picking up. I wouldn't worry about whether or not the plant is "rare". (And since it is tagless, I'm assuming you found it at a BBS or supermarket. The odds of those places getting anything truly rare is pretty mucn nonexistant.)

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 11:01AM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Thousands upon thousands of hybrids and then the variation within each crossing make it almost impossible to match hybrid photos.

There is a species Dendrobium that matches your description....google Den. victoria regina and view images...but as Paul says in the post above the odds are against you.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 12:49PM
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highjack(z6 KY)

Was it similar to this?

This is Mingle's Sapphire a hybrid between Den. victoria-regina and Den. cerulea.

Brooke

    Bookmark   February 21, 2011 at 2:34PM
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