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Dendrobium cretaceum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Ricardo, Jun 5, 2017.

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  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    Also known as Dendrobium primulinum var alba, and Dendrobium polyanthum. The main trait that share all the orchids that under my understanding fall in the cretaceum/primulinum/polyanthum name have in common is a very round, hairy lip. I have found this plant easy to care for an floriferous. Supposedly the central trait of primulinum is a club shaped flower stem, I don't see that in this plant.
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    Pretty Ricardo, like the fuzzy lip, how big is the plant?
     
  3. Ricardo

    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    The largest canes are about 15 inches long. Under optimal growing conditions my guess is the plant would be able to reach almost two feet long.