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dendrobium subclausum

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by pacome, Jul 20, 2009.

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  1. pacome

    pacome Active Member

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    I got that plant 3 years ago, and it blooms faithfully every summer, with more than hundred flowers this year. I love it, but would love it even more if it would accept to set some pods.... would like to breed a bit with it, but no way...
    Dendro subclausum.jpg Dendrobium subclausum DW juin 2009.jpg
     
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    Like candy corn! Great bicolor.
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  3. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've tried a number of times to do outcrosses with this species but never had luck. I have some clones that are very different in plant habit and were lumped into subclausum some years ago. I haven't tried working with the different varieties, I keep thinking that they will be separated at some point and would then be hybrids. All of these are in a grow area that is open in the summer to insects and hummingbirds, but never get any spontaneous pods either.
     
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    I've tried to self it, outcross it, hybridize with it, but no success at all, at least as a pod parent. I have some flasks of D. aphanochilum x subclausum, and I'll try this year to put some of it's pollen on D. lawesii bicolor.
    By chance, it does many keiki's :)
     
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    You're torturing me with all these beautiful Dends that I can't grow in my hot climate. This one is lovely!
     
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    One of my clones makes tons of keikis but the one's with the heavier foliage almost never seem to do it. Of the two var pandanicola clones I have, one makes keikis and the other hardly any. Interesting plants.
     
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    this may be a good example of how difficult it can be to put the limits between species, subspecies, varieties, etc... I've recently acquired a few other clones from other sources, and no one is similar to my biggest plant, vegetatively. Im still waiting for them to bloom!
     
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    veru nice Laurent:clap: