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Dendrobium parvulum (syn delicatulum)

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by Marni, Apr 20, 2014.

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  1. wpinnix

    wpinnix William Pinnix

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    I wonder if there actually are other blue clones? Sounds like perhaps the violet blue should be crossed to a different color (ie white) then backcrossed to the blue. Unless we can verify different clones and cross them
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bill, there is another clone that has been around for at least 30 years. There were two before, but I think one was lost. I have it, I just don't have it in bloom, but others do.
     
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    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks, Marni. That solved the mystery.

    and here is the tag:
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Tom, after telling you mine didn't have a clonal name, I pulled the tag all the way out of the pot and mine too has a clonal name. I should know better than to try to make statements based on my memory.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    Same tag.
     
  6. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Now I'm hoping it isn't a clone of a plant from the US! I am checking with the Malaysian vendor to see what his source was.
     
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    Marni, your plant is fantastic! I have admired this dendrobium for sometime. Thanks for all the useful information.
     
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    DPfarr Well-Known Member

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    2 years of growing this stupid thing and it finally flowers.

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  9. MiKa

    MiKa Active Member Supporting Member

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    This is truly a small gem of Dendrobium. Both Marnis and your plant looks great. I'm having trouble getting this to grow well. I'll study the recommendations given in this post carefully.

    Dpfarr - How do you grow yours?
     
  10. Mike Leone

    Mike Leone Acme Orchidarium Co. acmeorchidarium.com Forum Sponsor

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  11. Mike Leone

    Mike Leone Acme Orchidarium Co. acmeorchidarium.com Forum Sponsor

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    Nice job on getting it to bloom, this is a tricky one. I haven't figured out the magic formula yet to get this one to bloom regularly even multiple clones.
    As far as the correct name I think the taxonomy on section oxyglosum is still being worked out.
    The largest plant blooms with some regularity and it's from tom Perlite, most likely the same clone as Marni's, the one with the light green foliage is a white flowered form
    and blooms some times with a nice pure white flower that does open and last. P1000422.JPG
     
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    Nicely grown Mike!

    I'm almost entirely certain all the blue clones are genetically identical, they are all japan imports (just like subuliferum, prasinum, and a few others), and even sold under the "violet-blue" name here in Europe. Same for the white form.

    My imported PNG clone which arrived as 3-4 bulbs in 2013 is starting to really take off, I suspect it will still be a few years until it flowers but perhaps i'll be surprised earlier.

    @Mikael grow all oxyglossums the same, can you grow it under the same conditions as your subacaule?
     
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