Monday, September 23, 2013

Dendrobium agathodaemonis (red)

Dendrobium agathodaemonis is very closely related to Dendrobium cuthbertsonii and considered to be the same species by some.  To my mind, however, they are quite different, the former species having very thin growths and flowers without the dark lip markings that Dendrobium cuthbertsonii has.  This is a plant I grew from a seedling and which has rather small but very clear red flowers.  The plant is only a couple of centimeters tall and the flowers around three centimeters long.  Like its close relative, it is from New Guinea and is cool growing.






15 comments:

  1. Very nice Ron. Looks like your seedling is already coming up to specimen size. You also have very symmetrical flowers with a even cupping. Is the throat slightly orange?

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    1. Very slightly, Chad, but the overall color is slightly less orange than the photos show.

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    1. Thanks, Eliza. Appreciate your visit.

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  3. Uma perfeição, maravilhosa ou melhor suas plantas são seleção perfeita.
    abraços

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    1. Thanks, my friend, for your comments.

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  4. Have you done any hybridizing with agathodaemonis? I have a (cuthbertsonii x glomeratum) that I would like to cross to it.

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    1. I haven't done any hybridizing with anything recently, Chad. Had a bad experience some years ago when I was doing quite a bit with Pleuros. Sent them to a reliable (supposedly) lab and ended up with nothing in return, though I later saw at least one of my crosses for sale. I think the lab is out of business now. If you want pollen, let me know.

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  5. I believe you had mentioned that to me before. I am sorry for that unfortunate deal. I will send you an email with some pics of the hybrid I mentioned.

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    1. Would love to see it. Have cuthbertsonii x pseudoglomeratum.

      Do you want pollen?

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  6. Hi Ron -

    Your posts have given me the cuthbertsonii bug. I've gotten a few, and so far, I'm having good luck. Where do you find most of your plants?

    Thanks,
    Kevin

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    1. I've gotten some from Darren Norton at Mountain Orchids, some from Andy's and some from Tom Perlite at Golden Gate Orchids, who has the best, but also the most expensive plants. Those are the three that I remember.

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    2. Thanks for the info! I've gotten some very nice ones from Andy and Darren. I'm ordering a couple from Golden Gate this week.

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    3. Tom's plants are very expensive but he has some remarkable clones including many that are 4N with huge flowers and unusual colors and color combinaitons.

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  7. Just gorgeous, but I think I like the name the most!

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