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Size does not matter. or does it?

Posted by orchidnick z9Ca ( on
Mon, Sep 21, 09 at 20:00

My Dendrobium speciosum var grandiflorum produced the longest lead so far. From origin to leaf tip it measures 39". Looking around the orchid area I found 2 Cymbidium leaves checking in at 50". No long flowers at this time.

Who has the longest?

Let us know your measurement, I suggest 4 categories:

1) Growth plus leaf
2) Leaf only
3) Growth, leaf and inflorescence
4) Inflorescence only

In know in category 4 there are some vandaceous types with bisexual flowers on 7' to 10' inflorescence. If anyone has a fully developed Grammatophyllum speciosum he will be 'King of the Hill' In category 1. I have seen Cymbidiums with leaves that make mine look like a pygmy.

Ladies, don't be shy, get out the measuring tape and let us know what you have, even if it's only in your dreams.


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RE: Size does not matter. or does it?

1) 24" = Growth plus leaf
2) 19" = Leaf only
3) 30" = Growth, leaf and inflorescence
4) 29" = Inflorescence only

I don't have any really large orchids. Mine are mostly small:)

RE: Size does not matter. or does it?

how about root thickness size? Just the other day I saw a root on a rhyn that was the thickest I've ever seen...about the thickness of my finger. But I am not climbing that tree to measure it, lol.

RE: Size does not matter. or does it?

I have a Dendrobium helix. Its tall.

It goes into the rafters, the bench is about 38", I think the rafters start at about 8'. Its probably like 6 ft tall.

Then there is this.
Maybe 12 feet tall?

RE: Size does not matter. or does it?

Forgot about using non html

RE: Size does not matter. or does it?

"Forgot about using non html"

How do you do that? I can't figure out how to post pics. without making a link!

RE: Size does not matter. or does it?

I had a Brassia Fangastaic a couple of years ago with two spikes 58 and 46 inches each with 8 inch flowers.

RE: Size does not matter. or does it?

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