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Dendrobium hybrid

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by Alexey, Jul 9, 2012.

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  1. Alexey

    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Den tobaense x Den draconis, grown in cool orchidarium (on these hot days it is more intermediate). I have acquired this plant half-a-year ago from Paramount Orchids. It is still non-registered hybrid, at least was not in data base week ago. One could expect more vivid color of the lip, but overall flower has good texture and rather big for the plant size.
    Den tobaense x draconis 02.jpg Den tobaense x draconis 01.jpg
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Excellent and interesting hybrid! I've wondered before what this would look like. It is a pity that the lip veining on the draconis and the texturing of the tobaense, two of the most exciting characteristics of both parent species, are lost. Nonetheless, beautiful and very nice. Does it smell good?
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Calvin, I noticed just a hint of a fresh, grassy scent.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Also interesting - draconis smells very nice, like tangerines, whereas tobaense smells a little rotten, at least the ones I've smelled.
     
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    interesting and nice flower but I think I like both parents more ;-)
     
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    Alexey Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Perhaps that is why this hybrid is still non-registered. Hopefully other clones will show best characteristics of the parents.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Alexey, how is this hybrid growing for you? Have you managed to produce more flowers? I seem to grow lots of canes, but no flowers; I grow intermediate warm, and wonder if it needs cooler conditions
     
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    That is nice Alexey! Is this its first bloom? Calvin, I grow my formosae types with 55F low in winter, east facing windows, and they all bloom (well all that are BS).
    I like this hybrid, and would be very interested to see it backcrossed with its parents again.
     
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    xmpraedicta Prairie angraecoid nut Supporting Member

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    Dan - I'll send you pollen if this one decides to bloom so you can cross it with your tobaense; I've just matured a big cane, so I'm trying to be hopeful
     
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    slippersnpitchers New Member

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    Sounds great Calvin! Please try to self it also if you get more than 1 bloom! Many thanks!