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Dendrobium masarangense

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Dec 15, 2021.

  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    This is finally making a comeback after a few years of bad culture. It is a charming miniature. It is supposed to be a lower elevation species, but it does better for me in the cool house.

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  2. Vladimir O

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    That’s awesome that yours survived. I had a “huge” (the whole plant could fit into a quarter) specimen that was quite vigorous and bloomed a lot. Sadly it died when I left my orchids with my mother-in-law when I had to go out of town.
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice.
    Without the ruler I would have thought it was D. pentapterum.
     
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  4. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm sorry you lost it. What temperature where you growing it?
     
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    Very nice Marni! Do you have any of the larger clones of this?
     
  6. Vladimir O

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    I grew it with 56F nights and 75F days 80% and a constant “draft” around the roots.
     
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  7. Vladimir O

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    This was a picture of it last summer when it was in full bloom.
     

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    Mine died last summer. I used to grow it in a wine cooler and it grew well. Then I saw somewhere that they can be grown warm and I moved it to the greenhouse. Well, apparently there are different definitions of warm...
     
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    Does anybody know of a current source for this species? I bought one a few years ago from Andy’s and also killed it but want to try again. I’ve seen it listed one other time but the plants looked more like Dendrobium yulianiae so I didn’t go for it.
     
  10. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That was a very nice form!
     
  11. Vladimir O

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    I agree! It came as masarangense var. masarangense. It was hands down my favorite plant!
     
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    I definitely think that the one I had liked it on the cooler side.
     
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    I called Andy’s recently and they don’t have any
     
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    Ha I tried as well. I’ll just have to keep my eyes out!
     
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    Beautiful!
    Like everyone else here I also killed mine, also tried to grow it in warm temps and it hated it.
    Mat I got mine from the seller chris.c955 on ebay some years ago. It was definitely this species and not the d. yulianiae that is currently being sold under this name. Check with them, i've seen divisions posted a few times. What i got was a nice clump too.
     
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    Hausermann's has a "D. masarangense" right now, but it is a much larger plant. I wonder if it is, in fact, that D. yulianae
     
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    I believe it's D. masarangense var. theionanthum which is synonym of D. yulianiae and is supposedly bigger and cooler growing (according to IOSPE). I saw it listed, tempted to buy one just to see how large it is. I think Marni's is D. masarangense var. masarengense.
     
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    They're quite a bit larger, about the size of D. pentapterum. Nice size plants for the price, though!
     
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    HDO (Dendrobium masarangense) had one for sale too, and the pic of the pot being held makes the plant look much larger than D. masarangense. I remember it being tiny, smaller than D. leucocyanum.
     
  20. Marni

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    Den yulianiae did much better for me warm than intermediate. They perished in the bad water/fertilizer. It was definitely distinct from Den masarangense and significantly larger, but much smaller than Den pentapterum.
     
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