Friday, April 18, 2014
A Dendrobium lindleyi Steud. 1840 with unusually large flowers
I saw this extraordinary plant of Dendrobium lyndleyi some years back in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. The flowers are far larger than those of any other Dendrobium lyndleyi I have seen anywhere. They even dwarf the flowers of Den. jenkinsii. This plant doesn't seem to be a hybrid, it has inflorescences that are much, much larger than those of Den. Ueang Pheung (lyndleyi x jenkinsii). Unfortunately there seem to be only a few plants of this particular orchid and they are very closely held by heir owners. Apparently this orchid is very rarely exhibited.