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Dendrobium limpidum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Mike Leone, Mar 20, 2015.

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  1. Mike Leone

    Mike Leone Acme Orchidarium Co. acmeorchidarium.com Forum Sponsor

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    I think I like the weird animal like growth habit of D. dichaeoides as much as the little clusters of
    purple flowers that last for months. this clone blooms darker than other dichaeoides in my collection
    which lean more towards pink. there also seems to be a great deal of variability in the growth habit
    of this species and some confusion over taxonomy of the different forms.

    Can anyone P1000411.JPG P1000416.JPG chime in the names of the different forms?
     
  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I would agree with Kelly. I looks like D limpidum to me from the growth habit.
     
  4. Mike Leone

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    Thanks Kelly, that was before my time! I'll check out your thread.
     
  5. Mike Leone

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    Thanks Marni, should we repost it under the correct name?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I will change the title if you want me to.
     
  7. Mike Leone

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    Yes please.
     
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    My Den. limpidum has 10-12" long canes and it grows in a tight clump.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Beautiful. I miss mine, which thrived for five years and then inexplicably went into a slow decline. If anyone has divisions of this to sell, I'd love to get my hands on another.
    -Stephen
     
  10. Mike Leone

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    Tom, I would love to see am image of your plant.
    Thanks Stephen
    limpidum seems to be readily available in the trade, I know Andy caries both forms
    as well as alaticaulinum.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Mike, pull down the screen, you will see other threads on Den. limpidum. I posted a full plant photo back in 2010. My plant grows so tightly that you hardly can divide it without harming the growths.
     
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