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Dendrobium rosellum or ???

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Jun 7, 2016.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Purchased about a year ago as D. rosellum. However, it doesn't fit the description of that species. Due to the severe reflex of the petals and sepals it more closely matches the description of D. aloifolium but doesn't have the split lip as shown in the drawing.

    A quote from IOSPE: "There seem to be 3 main color varieties: with the first species, the cream striped red flower, and the second, the concolor, cream colored flower with reflexed tepals, and the third, the cream colored flowers with flat tepals. Seidenfaden makes mention that the species with backbent dorsal sepal and petals is more correct for D aloifolium and the flowers of D rhodostele have flowers with forward bent dorsal sepal and petals."

    I look forward to it becoming a specimen for the foliage alone.

    The ruler increments are mm.

    Dendrobium rosellum plant-900.jpg Dendrobium roseum ruler-900.jpg
    Dendrobium roseum4-900.jpg drawing.jpg
     
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  2. carl

    carl Active Member

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    Dang! Those flowers are huge!
     
  3. naoki

    naoki Well-Known Member

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    It surely have a tiny flower!