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Dendrobium changjiangense

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Chuck-NH, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Here is a miniature Dendrobium species from Hainan China. I nearly killed it after import several years ago...maybe just shock? It literally just sat with one growth for over a year and has taken another 2-3 to mature the one new growth. I’m hoping it speeds up a little now that it seems to be settling in and I’m seeing visible roots on the mount now. I have been growing it cool and fairly bright. It is watered daily for most of the year and I cut back a little during the winter. Does anyone else have experience with this? This is also the first bloom for me and it just opened a day ago, so perhaps it will open a bit wider?

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    Small flower, but the growth habit and how the flower comes out is very interesting. It is a compact species, right?
     
  3. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    I would probably call the plant habit miniature...a little like a smaller Oberonia.
     
  4. Gabriel Urbina

    Gabriel Urbina New Member

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    I have a den. dixonianum that stayed with 3 growths for almost 2 years. Also imported and probably in shock. No activity in that time, until this year, it started making roots and made 2 growths. Yours will probably start growing faster now.
    I love the oxystophyllum section of dens, I think the flowers tend to stay relatively closed. They look like little drops of blood on the leaf. Pretty cool.
     
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    Oxystophyllum changjiangense does not belong to Dendrobiinae but rather to Eriinae.
     
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  6. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Really interesting Gary! I see renaming a genus happens a bit, but moving to a different tribe altogether is quite interesting. Looks like Kew initially rejected this classification...any idea what convinced them to change?