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Culture.  Arachnite Dendrobiums. Photo right; Dendrobium lanyaie.

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In FLASK.  Dendrobium lanyaie, Oncidium sarcodes,  Oncidium leucochilum, Oncidium ouricanensis.
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Ready to replate.  Dend unicum, Dend nindii, Sarcanthus pachyphyllus, Polyrhiza lindenii, Cymbidiella rhodochila, Cattleya jenmanii "clmio x Mosca", Sievikingia suavis.

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New in Flask.   Top
Dendrobium lanyaie. A species like Dend unicum.See Article Arachnite Dendrobiums.
Oncidium 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 culture.
Oncidium ouricanensis.
   Highlighted  species linked to photographs and cultural notes.
New in PlantsTop
 Bulb fenestratum and   Bulb vaginatum
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.
Highlighted  species linked to photographs and cultural notes.
Ready to Replate.       Top
Dend unicum. See  Arachnite Dendrobiums.
Dend nindii  Australia. Ceretobe.Large off white flowers with lavender/purple horns, lip veined purple. A warm grower, small well drained pot.
Dossinia 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.
Polyrhiza lindenii. Leafless."Frog orchid".Large spurred white flowers. Rare. Recommended culture;  attach to wine corks and keep in a high humidity shady area.
Cymbidiella 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.
Cattleya 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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 Culture.  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 shaped.
Plants imported from India before the advent of CITES matched the description and were noted for the rather rich red colouring and darker  lip.
 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 unicum.
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 and flowering.
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.
I live in a semi rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the  removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road.
The reason: "too many deer were being hit by cars" and he didn't want them to cross there anymore.
My daughter went to a local Taco Bell and ordered a taco. She asked the person behind the counter for "minimal lettuce." He
said  he was sorry, but they only had iceberg. And he was a Kansas City chef!
Thoughts for the day.
1.  Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
 2.  A day without sunshine is, like,  night.
 3.  On the other hand, you have different fingers.
 4.  I just got lost in thought. It's unfamiliar  territory.
 5.  42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6.   6.99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
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He had.
His wife took 20 minutes to prepare breakfast, but after some coaching from him, a lot of time was saved.
She did it in 20 minutes, now he does it in 10.
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