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Dendrobium @ $5 a good price?

Posted by botanical_drifter 10b (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 15, 11 at 22:04

It is the violet purple one. It had just finished blooming. Was on clearance.

Is this a common one?


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RE: Dendrobium @ $5 a good price?

does it have the hybrid name tag with it?

RE: Dendrobium @ $5 a good price?

Maybe one of the thumbnails in the link might look like your orchid? Many species and thousands upon thousands of hybrids make an id on colour impossible.

Here is a link that might be useful: Dendrobiums & a few Dockrillia

RE: Dendrobium @ $5 a good price?

No, no hybrid tag.


No, none you have photographed appear to be the one. The color of this one is dark violet purple.



RE: Dendrobium @ $5 a good price?

If you like the flowers and the roots are in good shape, its a good price. If the flowers are just kind of "meh" in your opinion or the roots are abysmal, then it is not worth picking up. I wouldn't worry about whether or not the plant is "rare". (And since it is tagless, I'm assuming you found it at a BBS or supermarket. The odds of those places getting anything truly rare is pretty mucn nonexistant.)

RE: Dendrobium @ $5 a good price?

Thousands upon thousands of hybrids and then the variation within each crossing make it almost impossible to match hybrid photos.

There is a species Dendrobium that matches your Den. victoria regina and view images...but as Paul says in the post above the odds are against you.

RE: Dendrobium @ $5 a good price?

Was it similar to this?

Den Mingle's Sapphire LUR_5662

This is Mingle's Sapphire a hybrid between Den. victoria-regina and Den. cerulea.


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