Size does not matter. or does it?
My Dendrobium speciosum var grandiflorum produced the longest lead so far. From origin to leaf tip it measures 39". Looking around the orchid area I found 2 Cymbidium leaves checking in at 50". No long flowers at this time.
Who has the longest?
Let us know your measurement, I suggest 4 categories:
1) Growth plus leaf
2) Leaf only
3) Growth, leaf and inflorescence
4) Inflorescence only
In know in category 4 there are some vandaceous types with bisexual flowers on 7' to 10' inflorescence. If anyone has a fully developed Grammatophyllum speciosum he will be 'King of the Hill' In category 1. I have seen Cymbidiums with leaves that make mine look like a pygmy.
Ladies, don't be shy, get out the measuring tape and let us know what you have, even if it's only in your dreams.