14 January 2006

Dendrobium Misty Magic

Dendrobium gonzalesii x cuthbertsonii

This is another miniature jewel, with large flowers on a small plant. Bought from Warrarnambol Orchids back in the days when they attended the RHS Orchid Shows.

Dendrobium gonzalesii is a Philippine species, also known as Dendrobium ceraula. Dendrobium cuthbertsonii is described and shown in 3D in another post on this blog.

Dendrobium Misty Magic has inherited the shape and the non-resupinate nature of the flower from the Dendrobium cuthbertsonii parent, and a tendency to keiki from the Dendrobium gonzalesii parent. Both parents produce extremely long-lasting flowers, and this desirable characteristic is also passed on to the hybrid. I grow it as a Dendrobium cuthbertsonii.

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