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Dendrobium vexillarius

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Chuck-NH, Oct 27, 2021.

  1. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Dendrobium vexillarius has always been one of my favorite species and seems to be very vigorous in my conditions. It also has many varieties, with some being a challenge to find. So I just went to my first show in nearly two years (Massachusetts) and stumbled on a whole box of large, in bloom plants of both vexillarius as well as other PNG Dendrobium species at Ecuagenera. It was a bit of a feeding frenzy…you almost had to grab into the box without even looking or you would miss out. I just grabbed and handed to a friend standing behind me and then looked at them afterwards…it was really fun! I knew Ecuagenera had been selling flasks, but didn’t know they had a good supply of mature plants?

    here are a few of the treasures:

    var. retroflexum
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    var retroflexum x var microblepharum
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    var microblepharum…very compact compared to the others
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    hybrid of vexillarius and sulphureum
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    Also got a nice D. seranicum with darker blooms than the other clone I have and what was called a “Thin Leaved” violaceum…perhaps a var. cyperifolium?
     
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    naoki Well-Known Member

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    Nice, they all have interesting color!
     
  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great shopping!
     
  4. Mat Brutger

    Mat Brutger Active Member

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    So jealous of that retroflexum! Hard to find! Gorgeous plants all around, nice work!
     
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    J E Jaime Escobedo

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    Stunning plants! I need to get more divisions from you soon.
     
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    DarleneJay Well-Known Member

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    These have a great jewel like quality.
     
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    all those PNG species/hybrids come from flasks I made a few years ago and shared with my friends at Ecuagenera. With their excellent climate at Gualaceo, they really archieved stunning cultivation results! I'm especially pleased to see the Retroflexum x Microblepharon cross bloom, first time I see it ( of course I lost most of those that I kept for me, thanks to our sometimes too hot summers in Belgium...)

    And the "thin leaves violaceum" is not a var. Cyperifolium. Its an outcross of two collected clones with much narrower leaves than usual, but still not growing in a hanging pattern, so its just a type of var. violaceum
     
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  8. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Laurent for the history of the Ecuagenera plants and clarification on the thin leaved violaceum. I do have one pendant var. Cyperifolium, but it looks like it will continue to stay lonely.
     
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    Mat Brutger Active Member

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    Chuck I just got a var. cyperifolium from Andy's when I visited there in September and he had a few more, shoot him a message!
     
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    I've lost many beautiful PNG alpine species these last years, but I still have 5 collected clones of var. cyperifolium, so there might be material to share with Ecuagenera in the future :)
     
  11. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    . Was it definitely a pendant grower? Just asking as I recently got a “Thin Leafed”, but upright, plant from him as well.
     
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    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear that, as your collection was wonderful. I was in Belgium and The Netherlands last week and many were talking about how bad the heat was this past year.
     
  13. Mat Brutger

    Mat Brutger Active Member

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    Yep it's about a foot long and pendant!
     
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  14. Chuck-NH

    Chuck-NH Well-Known Member

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    Good score!
     
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