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Dendrobium schuitemanii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by KellyW, Oct 11, 2014.

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  1. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I acquired this in a recent trade. I think it likes my heat because it has done well for me. This plant gets bright morning light then shade after late morning. For scale, that is a 2 inch pot. If I take some close-ups I'll post them here later.

    Cadetia taylori plant-800.jpg Cadetia taylori-800.jpg
     
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    I do like this sp a lot, great flowering!
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    About a year ago I started growing this on a heat mat and it has really started to thrive. I agree that warmer temperatures give a better plant. Well done.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Has anyone here tried this species mounted?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Based on your photos here, it is most likely not C. taylori. C. taylori has orange yellow hairy lip.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Tom. I see your point. After seeing your post I looked at the C. taylori drawings which show the fuzzy lip and ovaries with a smooth surface. My plant has bristles on the surface of the ovaries. Any ideas on identification?
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Probably Den. schuitemanii (described three years ago as Dendrobium after all Cadetias have been lumped into Dendrobium.) This species had been around for years and it had been called Cadetia potamophyla or others prior to its official description.

    Mine(schuitemanii) grows well on cork mount. I still have hard time to accept the new genus name for Cadetia, so I call mine Cadetia schuitemanii even though it had never been described as Cadetia.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Tom
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Here are some photos showing more detail. Note the bristle-like structures on the ovaries.

    Dendrobium schuitemanii close-900.jpg Dendrobium schuitemanii group2-900.jpg Dendrobium schuitemanii ovaries-900.jpg
     
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    Thats adorable ♡
     
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    knabstruper New Member

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    Mine is on a cork mount and is doing great down here in the hot, humid South! I will have to look for the bristles on the ovary when it blooms next time!
     
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    love those back side warms look - wowo, - one question why this is Dendrobium sp - looks perfectly as Cadetia sp to me?!
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is a good question for the taxonomists o_O
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    All Cadetia sp were moved back in to Dendrobium. Therefore Cadetia is a synonym so it is OK to use it for those that were moved. As Tom pointed out Dendrobium schuitemanii was describe since Cadetia was reduced to synonomy so it has never been described as a Cadetia.
     
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