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Dendrobium jenkinsii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Apr 25, 2015.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    About 10 years ago I went to Bhutan. There I saw a large, in flower plant of Den jenkinsii surrounding a large limb. It was an impressive sight. When I came back I wanted to duplicate it as much as I could (even though there are no large trees in my growing area;)).

    I took several pieces from a clone I had and mounted them on a horizontal piece of cork. The first image is from 2009 and was a couple of years after I started it. The second image is from today. The plant is 21" from left to right.
    D.jenkinsii.log.2009.jpg

    D.jenkinsii.log.2015.jpg
     
  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh, wow. That is gorgeous!!! Nicely done.

    Do you give this one a winter rest? Which house is it in?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Kelly. Yes, I do give it a serious dry, bright rest in winter. It is in the cool house.
     
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    Wow, beautiful, Marni! Better (more flower density) than some of in-situ photos!
     
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    Very very well done:clap:
     
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    I love how this turned out, it's beautiful.
     
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    Great specimen! Has it been remounted since 2009?

    BTW: taxonomists lumped Den jenkinsii with Den aggregatum into Den lindleyi. Hard to accept it.
     
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    Den jenkinsii is lindleyi now?

    I wish these flowers were on par with Latouria or cuthbertsonii longevity. I always get a couple looks at my plant and then it's done.
     
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    Do not think you are correct there. The Kew monocot list still lists them as separate distinct species although it does recognise Den lindleyi var jenkinsii as a synonym.
     
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    amazing, I usually didn't dry it in winter enough and had not impressive flowering last year was good and this year I dried it to death nearly ;-( and only one spike heh. Wish see your plant live - stunning display!!!!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No, I don't plan to remount it until the cork rots and it is still in great shape.

    I didn't know they had reclassified them. I'm getting a bad attitude about this lumping.:rolleyes:
     
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    That's incredible, so beautiful! Congrats, Marni!
     
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    If you are watering when it is still blooming that will shorten the flower life. I think I have spent more time admiring this than I spend admiring any single cuthbertsonii clone. It only comes once a year so I appreciate it when it is here.
     
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    Sorry to hear that, Piotr. Dry rest plants are always a balance for me between enough and too much. For years I grew a beautiful specimen of Coelogyne cristata and never watered or misted from late October until the flowers were done in the spring. When I moved it to a new growing area that had turned out to have much lower humidity I nearly killed it the first winter. All the pseudobulbs dessicated terribly and it was the saddest blooming I had ever had.
     
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    This is similar to Den. agregatum no? a bit pale in yellow than my friend's. But it's just more "wholesome" to get bunch of it blooming together.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    It is a closely related species, in fact it has been classified at times as the same species or a variety of aggregatum. Dendrobium aggregatum in now known as Dendrobium lyndleyi.
     
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    Wow, that is one impressive plant.
     
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