Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Dendrobium Love Knot (Wonder Nishi x spectabile)

Photographed at the 2014 Ponce Orchid society show, Ponce, Puerto Rico.  The genes from the Wonder Nishi parent tried mightly to tame the unruly twisty curlyness of the spectabile parent.  There were not quite successful at the task, but the flower is nevertheless nice.  Given that the essence of the attraction of spectabile is precisely the otherwordly form of its flowers, trying to get a flatter, more conventional form might seem beside the point.

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