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Dendrobium normanbyense

Posted by Greencurls Z5 (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 24, 13 at 21:58

This was called a Den. atroviolaceum pygmy a couple of years ago. Now it is its own species. It is about 8 inches tall making it a great little plant. The purple on the lip is almost florescent but I could not seem to capture it with my little camera.


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RE: Dendrobium normanbyense

  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Sun, Mar 24, 13 at 23:14

Lovely orchid!


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Like it very much.


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Nice looking plant.Like the spots.


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Thank you all. It is my favorite orchid.


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My kind of orchid. Very cool!


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Tue, Apr 23, 13 at 2:37

Those bearded boffins with PHDs decide sometimes that an orchid species needs a new name and Doctor Google is in complete agreement because a search gives lots of hits on Dendrobium normanbyense.

But another group of boffins have to agree otherwise the new name doesn't get a mention in the World checklist of selected plant families kept at Kew.


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The naming and renaming is ridiculous to try to keep up with. I have both tags in the pot waiting for some decision as to whether or not this small variety is really a distinct species. Ugh!

In the meantime, I am enjoying it in full bloom. All 13 blooms are now open.


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Close up of the flower.


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RE: Dendrobium normanbyense

Thank you for the close up. It's spectacular.


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