Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dendrobium agathodaemonis

Dendrobium agathodaemonis is considered by some to be a synonym of Dendrobium cuthbertsonii.  To me, however, there are obvious differences, though they may not warrant species status.  Even though the flowers are of the same shape and size as Dendrobium cuthbertsonii, they lack the dark markings on the lip and have growths that are much thinner.  Both of these features are obvious in the following photos.  Like its near relative it is a prolific bloomer when grown well and has flowers that last many months.




14 comments:

  1. Very nice clean form on that one. What other colors have you seen?

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    1. I have a pink flowered version but don't remember seeing any others.

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  2. What more beautiful flowers! They are spectacularly large for the size of the plant.Hugs

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    1. Thanks, Angel. The plant is really tiny.

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  3. I'm sure your list of suitors for a piece of this clone is quite long, but I would love to some day add it alongside the light pink one I picked up from Andy a while back.

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    1. I can probably come up with a piece of this, Josh. Wouldn't mind having a piece of your light pink either, but if that isn't ready to divide, I'll just send a piece on. It'll be a week or two though since we are just back from Australia and I've got a lot going on.

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    2. Definitely no hurry. The next two weeks are pretty busy for me too. My pink clone will probably be ready to divide in about 3-4 months (it's halfway through pushing buds and has lots of new growths starting). As a goodwill gesture while we wait, I'd be happy to send a well-established NBS/BS compot of D. subuliferum if it's of any interest.

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    3. Would love to have a compot, Josh, and will send this as soon as I get home after next week's travels.

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  4. Sounds good. Shoot me an email at josh.w.hagen [at] gmail.com and we can exchange info.

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    1. I'm back to a regular schedule now and can send the D. subuliferum your way anytime you're available to receive it.

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    2. Things are back to normal here also, Josh. Can't remember if I've given you my address, but contact me at ronaldhhanko @ outlook . com. and I'll send it to you if you need it. I'll also get the D. agathodaemonis ready to send you.

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