NEWSLETTER August 2005
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Dendrobium lanyaie. A species like Dend unicum.See Article
sarcodes A showy Brazilian species, does well on a slab
or small pot.
Oncidium leucochilum. This is the white labellum species
from Mexico, large branched spikes of showy fragrant flowers. Typical Oncid
species linked to photographs and cultural notes.
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fenestratum and Bulb
Best grown in a large shallow basket or tray or a large piece
of treefern with the Dendrobiums with plenty of light and water and
fertiliser when in active growth.
A slab should be hung on a swivel to allow the
plant to warp around and form a specimen, where it will produce a multitude
of flowers. Flowering size plants on treefern.
Paphiopedilum Berenice. White, striped purple, broader purple
petals. Paph roebellinii x P lowii. Seedlings growing well in fine
bark. A good robust fast growing Paph.
species linked to photographs and cultural notes.
to Replate. Top
Dend unicum. See Arachnite Dendrobiums.
Australia. Ceretobe.Large off white flowers with lavender/purple horns,
lip veined purple. A warm grower, small well drained pot.
marmorata var Dayii Jewel Orchid. Beautiful velvet redblack
leaf to 6cm long, 5cm wide ,veined copperred
Leaf glistens, very showy, robust, RARE.
Sarcanthus pachyphyllus. Robust plant, curved fleshy leaves.
Many flowered panicle, white, pink purple lip. Showy species grown as an
Aerides, with a hansome robust plant and large flower panicle.
lindenii. Leafless."Frog orchid".Large spurred white flowers. Rare.
Recommended culture; attach to wine corks and keep in a high humidity
rhodochila. Large green flowers to 7 cm, some black spots, lip
red. Very showy species from Madagascar where it grows naturally in a Platycerium
fern high in the tree tops. Thus a typical Cymbidium type media in a well
drained pot or basket with plenty of sunlight and air movement.
jenmanii "clmio x Mosca". Venezuela. A typical labiate Cattleya
with large rose pink flowers, lip darker, marked yellow. Good drainage,
open media and lots of sunlight for good growing results.
Sievikingia suavis. Costa Rica, Atlantic rainforest.
Pendulous spikes of intricate yellow flowers. Small growing plants grown
as for Gongora, Coryanthes. Small well drained baskets are recomemded,
with a media that will stay damp but not soggy.
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The ARACHNITE Dendrobiums. Top
The original Dendrobium arachnites, described and recorded
from Burma, is a small growing deciduous species with short pseudobulbs
to 10 cm ( 4 inches ) high with 2 to 3 glossy leaves to 12.5 ( 5 inches)
long. The flowers are cinnabar red with a darker labellum veined dull purple,
the sepals and petals narrow and the labellum wider and somewhat fiddle
Plants imported from India before the advent of CITES matched the
description and were noted for the rather rich red colouring and darker
Nurseries in Thailand also exported plants labelled Dendrobium
arachnites. These were larger growing plants, with flowers more orange
and the labellum paler coloured, well veined with red. The flowers were
delightfully fragrant. These plants were subsequently identified as Dendrobium
Recently, we received seed and a photograph of Dendrobium
lanyaie, a species from Thailand described by the contributor as a small
growing species similar to Dendrobium unicum, the difference being a more
minature plant with different features to the labellum.
This small group is best treated like most deciduous species by
keeping the plants almost dry during their dormancy after flowering. Use
a little water occasionally to prevent excessive drying. When in active
growth, water and fertiliser will ensure a good vigourous seasons growth
Potting requirements should ensure good drainage and a media that
will stay damp but not soggy. Due to the very seasonal growth habit, a
repot into fresh media after the dormancy would not disturb the plant at
all. A small pot can be used.
A piece of treefern with extra water is also usefull, with sunlight
requirements much the same as most Dendrobiums, a little excess short
of leaf burn seems to promote better flowering.
The effects of our tropical climate here suggest that the
arachite Dendrobiums may do better in a more temperate climate with high
humidity when in active growth. A cool dry winter is of no consequence
for deciduous plants.
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IDIOTS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD: as reported by the common sense people.
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6. 6.99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
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