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Re: Dendrobium flowering from leafless stems

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] Dendrobium flowering from leafless stems
  • From: "James R. Fisher" garrideb@well.com
  • Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 16:26:43 -0500
  • In-reply-to: <00fb01c2a896$190f9e90$6401a8c0@bmariana>
  • References: <001d01c2a879$a722f370$6501a8c0@bmariana> <3E03AAC5.9090401@well.com> <00fb01c2a896$190f9e90$6401a8c0@bmariana>

grdengrl wrote:

I do believe that some dendrobs shed their coat in the winter, I'm just

certain that mine is of that species.

Indeed, a number of them do, flowering in spring from bare stems.

Which species does that?
Hi Mariana, you still with us (don't remember you posting for a
while) ? At any rate, here's a list of several species (and one hybrid)
which flower in the spring from bare stems.
Most have tepals (sepals + petals) in various shades of
pink/lavender/purple and a white/yellow lip; all have narrow semi-erect
or pendulous stems:

(a) superbum - pale lav. tepals, white lip with purple in throat
(b) primulinum - pink tepals, broad cream lip
(c) anosmum - pink/lavender tepals
(d) pierardii - pink tepals, lavender lip
(e) topaziacum - dense clusters of small flowers from the nodes;
                 yellow/orange tepals, red in lip throat
(f) parishii - tepals light rose-purple, white densely-fringed lip
               purple in throat
(g) D. Nestor (the hybrid; parishii x anosmum) - dark lavender
               tepals, purple lip
Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]

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