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Dendrobium delicatulum (parvulum)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Nov 21, 2015.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    These flowers are about 3 mm across and 10 mm long. I am unimpressed with the flowers but at least they are not cleistogamous as some of these can be. The plant grows very fast and is attractive but the flowers ... meh (shrug).
    Grown bright, intermediate-warm, mounted on cedar.

    The plant photo is from June 2014 and it has about doubled in size since then.

    I'm not sure if this is the currently correct name. The tag is Dendrobium parvulum ssp. huliorum (delicatulum). Andy was covering his bases on that tag ;)

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    Dendrobium delicatulum 2014-800.jpg
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    OH, NO!!! I bought one too. Underwhelming.
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    I like it, I hope get one of my own. Is it easy care?
     
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    I agree. Rather "meh". the plant is very attractive however.
     
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    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I think they have a subtle 'ugly duckling' beauty. I actually like the flowers on yours.

    Is part of your disappointment is that it's not the purple clone?

    Have they opened more with time?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Based on previous discussions I was assuming it would be white. However, I was expecting them to be a little more open and maybe look more like a tiny D. pentapterum flower. I guess the biggest problem is with my inflated expectations. If it had been a NOID I probably would have been happier with it :rolleyes:.

    They may continue to open a little but they look the same today as yesterday. If anything improves I'll post it here.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    I also got one of these from Andy. Hasn't bloomed yet. If/when it does, I'll check back and compare. -Stephen
     
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    I'm not saying I don't like it, but I'm glad I didn't buy one of these. Otherwise, it is a neat thing to have in the ol collection.
     
  9. Mike Leone

    Mike Leone Acme Orchidarium Co. acmeorchidarium.com Forum Sponsor

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    Yep, I got one of those too, good grower not so much on the flowering end.