Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Dendrobium Gracilicaule - Kingianum


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Blogger Richard said...

That is terrific, Amit. Well done. How does one figure out the species name?

R

5:23 PM  
Blogger Amit Ghate said...

Hi Richard,

Unfortunately I'm neither a biologist nor a taxonomist, so if I don't know the species I typically just scan through photos of the relevant genus. But nowadays most orchids are crosses, either within the genera or intergeneric, so with those, unless I already have the name from the original grower or they're a very common cross, I normally can't figure them out.

In this case the plant is a dendrobium cross between these two species:
http://www.orchidspecies.com/dengracilicaule.htm
http://www.orchidspecies.com/denkingianum.htm

The gracilicaule seems better represented in the shape of the cross, but I'm not sure where the white color comes from.

5:40 PM  

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