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Which Dendrochilum is this?

Discussion in 'Orchid Identification Section' started by timber, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. timber

    timber Member

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    ai1164.photobucket.com_albums_q576_timber1211_dendrochilum_zps0e40b9bb.jpg
    I know this is a horrible pic (took it with my phone) but does anyone know which species this is? the plant is about 8 inches tall and the inflorescence measures a about 12". I've had this plant for at least 10 years. it was a gift from a friend and he told me it was undescribed at the time. it did have a tag with some number code on it but that was lost a long time ago. Any thoughts?
     
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    dimples New Member

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    Does this orchid have yellow centres? If so could be Cobbianum. Also look at Bicallosum. Hard to see by your photo.
     
  3. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    it also could be D. uncatum..., it definitely needs a good close-up photo for ID.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions. This plant is much smaller than cobbianum and billacosum. It is on par with uncatum in size but from what I've been able to glean, this seems to be a different plant. I'll dust off my macro and flash tonight and see if I can get some clearer shots of the flowers. my photography skills are in deep entropy though so we'll see what comes of it.
     
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    I have bicallosums (properly called convalarioides) that are about the same size as some of the uncatum clones I have. Only one of my uncatum variety uncatum is significantly smaller than bicallosum. There is also another form of uncatum that is quite a bit taller growth habit with a much longer spike. Also, I don't remember any uncatum that had the spiral arrangement of the flowers.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    Possibly pangasinense? Flower arrangement and shape looks similar.
     
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    Thanks Marni and Boytjie for your input. here is a close up shot of the flower. I should also say that I put a ruler next to the plant and it is smaller than I estimated. The plant height is 5 inches from base of pseudobulb to tip of leaf. the inflorescence is 8" in total length.
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  8. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    It doesn't seem to match with any suggested species above. Good luck.
     
  9. Craig

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    Hi guys just passing by I believe this is probably Dendrochilum convallariaeforme var minor.
     
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    or Dendrochilum propinquum??