My favourite dendrobium. I've been haunted by this plant since they first became available in the early 2000s. I remember hunting high and low for this species, only seeing glimpses of it in private collections or online. I finally got one for myself in 2010, but it languished with poor root growth and died. I heard similar stories from many other growers; this species was claimed to be one of the hardest nigro hirsute dendrobiums to grow. Clearly the seedling stock of this species has proven this wrong. This plaque mounted seedling I got from H&R has exploded with root growth and seems to tolerate very average care. I'm beside myself that I finally managed to get it to bloom.