Dockrilla cucumeriana

orchidnickJune 3, 2014

Cute little Dockrilla from Queensland, Australia. The growths resemble little cucumbers, the flowers have a foul smell. I grow it outside and it thrives on benign neglect.

Nick

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Closer look at the flowers.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 5:57PM
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Another view.

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    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 6:00PM
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And here is a hybrid made with it. Dockrilla Limestone (cucumerinum x bowmanii). Retains the shape of the flowers and the smell but the cucumbers have been upgraded.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 6:06PM
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One flower of Dock Limestone.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 3, 2014 at 6:07PM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Wow! Bizarre, although my first thought was cactus, but with lovely flowers.
I like fragrance, but not foul smells.

    Bookmark   June 4, 2014 at 8:13AM
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orchidnick

It got prettier as it matured. Turned into a brighter yellow.

Nick

    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 2:26PM
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Another view

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    Bookmark   June 11, 2014 at 2:27PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Taxonomy gone mad! Orchid growers here groaned when the Genera name was changed back to Dendrobium. Latest version of Genera name is Dendrobium cucumerinum.
Supposed to be hard to grow but I think most are killed with
too much TLC. Your mount tells the story of the requirements.
I only have bowmanii which I would rate as very easy. Pity the cucumbers go away in the cross.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 3:57PM
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