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Dendrobium pugioniforme / Dockrillia pugioniformis

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I can't take full credit for the blooming because I bought this at POE recently. I'm growing it in Cattleya light, intermediate temps. I'm addicted to the Australian Dendrobiums / Dockrillias. Dendrobium pugioniforme close-1000.jpg Dendrobium pugioniforme group-1000.jpg Dendrobium pugioniforme plant-1000.jpg
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I think I will grow that too! How is the fragrance?
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, it has a pleasant, familiar fragrance but I couldn't figure out what it reminded me of.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Very nice one Kelly. Growth habit reminds me more of a Pleurothallid than a Den.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, its growth habit is very un-Dendrobium. The leaves are also very fleshy and succulent.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, I think I'll be on the lookout for it. Is it an I-W grower?
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I bought it from Andy's and their tag shows it as cool/intermediate/warm so it sounds very forgiving. I'm growing it intermediate.
     
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    goods Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Kelly!
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, I read somewhere the flowers should smell like green apples, which sounds wonderful to me. Now I want to know if the flowers are long-lasting.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't know yet. Mine only started opening 2 days ago. I'll try to remember to post here when I have an answer for you. My Dockrillia teretifolia is about to bloom too.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    3 weeks on this blooming.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks.