Monday, July 2, 2012

Dendrobium seranicum 'Brendan' CBR/AOS

Dendrobium seranicum is another species in the Oxyglossum section of Dendrobium.  Most of these come from New Guinea, a few from the surrounding areas, and almost all are cool to cold temperature plants.  One of their most notable features, though is the long-lasting quality of the flowers, often six months or more.

This species is not as showy as some, but beautiful in its own way.  The plant is 8 cm tall and the dark pink flowers 3 cm.  The flowers are carried two at time at the top of the pseudobulb and between the leaves.  The pseudobulbs continue to produces flowers at intervals even after they lose their leaves.

My plant, one of them, was awarded a Certificate of Botanical Recognition (CBR) by the American Orchid Society at the Northwest Orchid Society Show in Shoreline Washington in April.  It now has a clonal name that is the name of one of our grandsons and is still in bloom two months later with new flowers forming.


  1. They have the beauty all of their own, very special orchid and thank you very much for featuring them

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