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Dendrobium Dawn Maree (Peloric)

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by gjanick, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. gjanick

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    I just received this dendrobium plant today. My favorite colors in orchids is a white and orange combination together. When I saw this online, I had to order it. I purchased it from a Thai seller called NPO Orchids. He sold me this plant from his own private collection. The plant is quite large. I think that being a peloric Den. Dawn Maree completely changes the appearance and makes this den look incredible. IMG_20221206_140204.jpg IMG_20221206_135252.jpg IMG_20221206_135319.jpg IMG_20221206_135313.jpg
     
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    It looks more like a splash petal to me.
     
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    I don't know Marni. Again Thai language barriers come into play. The seller in the translation called it a 'three-lip dendrobium' and to me that implies it being peloric. But you may be right. I do not even know what a splash petal is.
     
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    Marni. I did a little research and you may be right. There are two sellers online from India that are selling a Dendrobium Dawn Maree Splash variety. I have contacted the seller and asked him.
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    The seller replied to me that it is a rare mutant hybrid. Can a 'splash' variety be a mutant?
     
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    I don't know that it would be considered a mutant. In the Cattleya alliance, some species are bred for that. I think i would just be a variant. Perhaps someone else has some thoughts on this will add a thought.
     
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    Thanks Marni. I agree variant is the proper word. (Thai translation of mutant.) But other orchid people also consider splash and peloric to be a mutation. I have done a lot of surfing on the internet about this. Most of the people consider a splash orchid to be a peloric orchid. I also think that a splash orchid is a form of peloric. Here are a few examples: 1. "The Cattleya Alliance has a variety of rather familiar peloric examples represented by any of the flared or splash-petal types." (Monstrous Orchids (Peloric)) 2. Splash - petal An orchid flower that modifies its petals by duplicating the coloring found on the lip; a type of peloric condition.(Orchid Glossory)
    3. "In peloric orchids, the lip pattern is repeated in the petals, either by their form, color, or both. This makes a unique orchid and is very sought after. The mutation has become a stabilized trait passed on from one generation to the next. Many orchid growers sell peloric orchids with three “lips” and they are quite charming. An example is the variety of Splash Cattleyas, which is a term used to explain the colors that repeat on the two petals, creating a line of vibrant color across the orchid." (https://orchideria.com/peloric-orchids/)

    So is my Dendrobium peloric? I am going to agree with you Marni because there are specific dens out there named 'Dendrobium Dawn Maree Splash'.
     
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    My original blooms on this plant have all disappeared, but how quickly the spent flowers are being replaced! Already there is one flower and many new buds getting ready to open soon. IMG_20230106_094353 downsized.jpg IMG_20230106_094255 downsized.jpg IMG_20230106_094236 downsized.jpg IMG_20230106_094230 downsized.jpg IMG_20230106_094313 downsized.jpg
     
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