Monday, September 5, 2016

Dendrobium agathodaemonis


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.



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  2. I didn't even know this plant existed! Thanks for sharing - very pretty

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  3. Pretty plant and to think you started it from seed. That's great Ron.

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    1. It's very complicated starting orchids from seed, Thel. Someone else did that. I raised it from a tiny seedling.

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