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Orchids: patient orchidiers, another ID please.

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6aseeder
Arlington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 17, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9086113

i tried to find the id myself, but i don't know what the orchid ID sites are even talking about, so i turn to you all for yet another id.

the above potting media level plant height is about 8-9". the blossoms are very fragrant.

thanks so much,
donna

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OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

April 17, 2012
11:59 AM

Post #9086309

It's a Dendrobium. Looks similar to Aussi Chips. Laurel has that, so she could probably tell you, for sure.
6aseeder
Arlington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 18, 2012
8:04 AM

Post #9087416

hmmm, the leaves/stems & flowers don't look quite like photos of aussie's chip that i found online.
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

April 18, 2012
7:15 PM

Post #9088254

I agree with you, they're not a perfect match, but possibly close parent lines. Keep in mind that some are variable, especially if seedlings. I have seen several orchids I thought I wanted, then found many of that name that were ugly, in my mind, when I looked it up on line. Appearently, the grower will register a cross, and sell all the seedlings under the name they gave it, even though all the seedlings aren't the same.That's why I prefer to buy at shows, where I can see what I'm buying. In any event, you have a dendrobium, looks like a compact form. Maybe laurel will chime in on possibilities.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2012
7:26 PM

Post #9088262

Dendrobium kingianum most likely.
OCCAROL
Santa Ana, CA
(Zone 10b)

April 18, 2012
7:37 PM

Post #9088273

I'll buy that. I misjudged the size of the plant.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 18, 2012
7:53 PM

Post #9088291

This would be a likely bloom time for MA too. Not only is there variation in species coloration but there are a number of hybrids. BTW, Aussie's Chip only puts out one or two flowers per spike and they are pendant.
6aseeder
Arlington, MA
(Zone 6a)

April 19, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9088669

so definitely Dendrobium, then. this is a friends that i want to get a start of. is the following link a good site for "how-to" divide?

http://www.ehow.com/info_8026050_dendrobium-orchid-propagation-techniques.html

thanks for weighing in.
MaypopLaurel
Cleveland,GA/Atlanta, GA
(Zone 7b)

April 19, 2012
7:07 AM

Post #9088696

Yes, and that's a Den. kingianum in the photo. Follow the division instructions, not the one for cuttings. Take three or more leads if your friend is willing.

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