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A couple of Dendrobiums: D lawesii & D tanii

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by newbud, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. newbud

    newbud Active Member

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    I don't know if these should be separated or not. They are very similar.
    First is a D. lawesii. Pronounced laws ee eye. I was corrected at our society meeting. I got this from Peachstate in Jan. or Feb. and it still has a few blooms.

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    Next is a D. tanii. Somewhat controversial taxonomy. A friend took one to be judged at Atlanta and was refused because they said it was misnamed. Should have been D. bracteosum var. tanii. There's a new school of thought that the tanii is actually a separate species because of size. The tanii's are small and the bracteosums are larger and more variable in color. Who knows. I don't.

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    This has been in bloom since Feb. and still looks as fresh. I love it.
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If you want anyone to be able to find these when do a search, you should use the whole name dendrobium. I don't know about other people, but when I search I almost always only search the titles, so neither of these would show up. I will put in the full name dendrobium in the title and if you want them as two separate posts we can do that.

    By the way, nice vibrant clones!
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That D. lawesii is beautiful. I have a red one that is still too small to bloom. I hope it is as nice as yours.
     
  4. newbud

    newbud Active Member

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    Yes Marni - I thought about that. Why I didn't do it I don't know. Laziness? :(
    If you would like to change title to Dendrobiums lawesii and tanii, that should help searchers. Also, I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience trying to show the tanii as such or as D. bracteosa? I'm taking to Atlanta today to see what these folks say.