Welcome to OrchidsForum.com. We are a friendly online community for Orchid Growers all over the world. If you haven't joined yet we invite you to register and join our community. Hope to see you on our forums!

Dendrobium violaceum var. cyperifolium

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

  1. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    152
    Location:
    Midwest
    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

    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    13
    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.
     
  3. Raven

    Raven Active Member

    Messages:
    385
    Likes Received:
    152
    Location:
    Midwest
    I already asked him and he said he doesn't have the pendant growing forum for sale.