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Dendrobium violaceum var. cyperifolium

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Raven, Jun 7, 2020.

  1. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    I've been desperately looking for this variety for years.
    Almost got one this spring but it didn't happen due to Covid.
    PLEASE let me know if you are aware where I can get one. I'm ok with either trading or buying.
    Help my dreams come true!

    Thanks!
     
  2. Matthew Speights

    Matthew Speights New Member

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    Andy has two varieties of D. violaceum, listed as "wide leaf" and "narrow leaf." Per the "Orchids of New Guinea" website, there are two subspecies, as follows:

    Leaves more than 2 mm broad ... Dendrobium violaceum Kraenzl. subsp. violaceum
    Leaves less than 2 mm broad ... Dendrobium violaceum Kraenzl. subsp. cyperifolium (Schltr.) T.M.Reeve & P.Woods.

    So, I'm guessing his narrow leaf variety might be D. violaceum var cyperifolium. The website shows it as out of stock, but they had them when I emailed Andy in February, so maybe check with him.
     
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  3. Raven

    Raven Well-Known Member

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    I already asked him and he said he doesn't have the pendant growing forum for sale.
     
  4. Mat Brutger

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    Ecuagenera now has a "thin leaves" variety they're offering. I got one and mounted it growing upright. They didn't really acknowledge my question when I asked them if it was the pendant form, so I took a gamble and assumed it's not. I'm going to keep an eye on the new growths and see what they do. It's a significantly smaller/slimmer plant than the "blue" form I have from them. Time will tell!
     
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  5. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My experience with the thin leaved forms is that they stay thin and upright over the years. The flowers are not pendant on the ones I have grown. The pendant ones continue to grow pendant over years and the flowers are distinctly pendant.
     
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