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Dendrobium anosmum var huttonii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ricardo, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo mostly harmless

    This plant has been with me for many years now. I have been neglectful and it now produces just a fraction of flowers it can produce. It is a particularly fine representative of var huttoni, as the difference between the white and purple is very sharp. At times I have seen for sale very pale pink forms of anosmum sold as var, huttonii. But by definition, to be var huttonii it needs to have pure white floral segments. My plants of var. huttonii even at their best cannot match the nominate form of the species when producing flowers, a single cane of some of the clones of the typical pink anosmum that I have Denanoshut (2) - Copy.jpg can produce more than sixty flowers if grown under optimal conditions.
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  2. Steve B

    Steve B Active Member Supporting Member

    This is a pretty one Ricardo. I have never seen the huttonii variety before but I guess I need to pay attention to what nature is showing me.
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo mostly harmless

    There are many varieties of anosmum, all are mighty fragrant and worthwhile to grow.
  4. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sixty flowers per cane. That would be a wonderful sight.
    Nice colors. Thanks for the post.
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  5. Ricardo

    Ricardo mostly harmless

    I saw a an exceptional plant with 79 flowers on a single cane, but this is a very rare occurrence. I have read reports of anosmum with ten feet long canes, but the longest I have ever seen as seven feet long. Most plants have four to five feet long canes, and neglected plants have even shorter canes. Also the market is full of anosmum hybrids with short canes whose flowers are fragrant and resemble anosmum.