Horticultural-Merit-2019-10-30-Dendrobium-nitidissimum***Based on the size of flower and form and details of the lip this is Dendrobium pulvilliferum (Nov 2019)***

Judging Center: Chicago

Award Number: 20191644

Award Date: October 26, 2019

Awarded As: Horticultural Merit

I received the plant about 2014 from Orchids by the Ackers. Ackers had bought the plant from Oak Hill Orchids when Oak Hill sold their stock. The flowers last maximum 24 hr. The second day the flowers turn pink and gradually close up..

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: 2 centimeters

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1

Plant > Leaf Length: 8.2 centimeters

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.5 centimeters

Plant > Leaf Shape: Oblong

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 7-8 centimeters

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 2 centimeters

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: 1 centimeter

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 2mm

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: White


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From viewing photo in book Dendrobium by B Lavarack, W Harris & G Stocker. Appears might be species pulvilliferum. I keep it moist almost sitting in water and growing in an open ziplock freezer bag.


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