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Dendrobium speckmaieri

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Sep 8, 2013.

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  1. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    First described in 2002, this lovely species blooms more than once a year, is fragrant and not too big. I would guess the overall mount is 12".

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  2. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That is beautiful. I am unfamiliar with this species but looking on-line it seems that most are yellow. Is the pink coloration uncommon? Is this with your cool growers?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, I have 2 clones of this (which are the only 2 I have seen) and the other is a bit lighter, but still pink tones. I was just looking on line and see what you mean. I don't know if this is culture or the clones. I am growing it at 56F night and drying it between waterings, but not during the winter. When it only has a couple of flowers it isn't the showiest plant, but it has grown on me over time and this blooming cemented the relationship.:cool:
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    No wonder I am unfamiliar with it. Sounds quite rare. Have you tried an out-cross?
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yep. Right after I shot these photos. :oops: So too soon to tell.
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    What a beautiful plant! If you ever have seedlings I am interested, I not afraid to beg and grovel when highly desirable orchids are involved.:D:D:D
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I like a man who knows what he wants. I think I have seed pods forming, so maybe in a few years...
     
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    Ricardo Slave of demanding bird

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    I can be patient. If I told you how long I have been waiting for a Dimorphochis lowii to produce its sixth leaf you would think I am jesting!
     
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    great sp
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Marni, did your out-cross work? I don't see it on your flask list.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Kelly, the cross I did in September 2013 germinated some, but contamination ended that attempt. I did another outcross in March of this year and that has germinated well so I am hoping to succeed this time. I'm pretty sure I moved one into the warm greenhouse in February and now have both of them there. It seems to suit them. I have recently gotten caught up enough to be working on my website. At last. I should have new listings up in the next few weeks.
     
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    Thanks, Marni. I hope this attempt is successful for you. It looks like a wonderful species and it grows warm :).
     
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    Kipper CoffeeCoffeeCoffee... Supporting Member

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    Hi Marni, Did you ever have any luck out-crossing this one? Don't see it on your flask list. It's fantastic.
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My first flasking of it got contaminated, but I did another attempt and it is in intermediate stages now. I haven't seen it in awhile, so will try to check and see its progress. I have a lot of things that are in flask that aren't in final flasks so they aren't on the website.
     
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