Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Dendrobium griffithianum Lindl. 1836, the first blooming of my plant

This orchid pleasantly surprised me by blooming from modestly sized pseudobulbs.  The plant body is reminiscent of Den. farmeri, but the flowers have a similarity to those of Den. densiflorum.   This plant canes are decidely tiny compared with the three feet tall canes of Den, densiflorum, but its size is close to that of my plants of Den. farmeri.  As it can be seen a small cane can produce an inflorescence that is larger than itself.   I expect that the plant will produce larger canes and hopefully even larger inflorescences as it gets older.

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