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Dendrophylax lindenii x funalis

Discussion in 'Orchid Hybrids' started by T. migratoris, Aug 3, 2013.

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  1. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

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    Interesting leafless hybrid. I grow it on a wire in bright light, humid and warm conditions with lots of air movement. A slow grower compared with D. funalis. Tought to photograph.
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Surprising that it would be a slower grower than a parent. I don't grow it, is lindenii very slow?
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Compared to funalis, lindenii is a tortoise.

    Does that plant produce offsets like funalis? I'd like to petition you for one should the opportunity arise.
     
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    T. migratoris Active Member

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    You're first in line. I'll have a look at it & see what it's up to.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    That's a great hybrid!!!:clap:
     
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    prem Wild Orchid Enthusiast

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    I must admit, I'm not a fan of the flower shape - it is neither the nice, round lip of funalis nor the elegantly tailed lip of lindenii...it looks like a lindenii that was bitten by a gator, tearing its 'legs' off. I bet one or several generations of backcrossing to lindenii might bring out more of that classic Ghost Orchid flower shape on an easier-to-grow plant. Kinda like the Clow. rosea line of breeding to get something that is almost pure Clow. rosea, but a little less fussy.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Prem, good to see you back.