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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresAustralasian Dendrobium Hybrids

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Glossary
epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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Australasian Dendrobium Hybrids
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrobium Spp.
Abbreviation Den.
Etymology
Dendrobium From Greek dendron meaning tree, and Greek bios meaning life, referring to the habbit of Dendrobium species growing on trees or being epiphytic.

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Dendrobium atroviolaceum × ×ruppiosum
Dendrobium Golden Arch
Dendrobium Hilda Poxon
Dendrobium Malcolm Campbell
  See also:  Dendrobium, Culture / Germination

Australasian Dendrobium hybrids have one or more parent species that originate from Australia.

 Dendrobium atroviolaceum × ×ruppiosum


Flower
Name Dendrobium atroviolaceum × ×ruppiosum
Etymology
atroviolaceum From Latin atra meaning dark, and Latin violaceo meaning violet, to mean dark violet or dark purple.

This Dendrobium is a hybrid made from one parent from New Guinea (Dendrobium atroviolaceum) and Australia (Dendrobium ×ruppiosum).


Flower
complex-hybrid
A hybrid where one or both parents are themselves hybrids.
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complex-hybrid
A hybrid where one or both parents are themselves hybrids.
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 Dendrobium Golden Arch


Flower
Name Dendrobium Golden Arch
Hybrid Formula
Dendrobium speciosum × (speciosum × (fleckeri × jonesii))
Etymology
speciosum From Latin speciosus meaning showy or beautiful.
fleckeri Named after Hugo Flecker, 20th century Australian doctor, zoologist and botanist.
jonesii Named after Marcus Jones, early 20th century self-taught geologist and botanist.

Dendrobium Golden Arch is an Australian native Dendrobium complex hybrid that has a strong Dendrobium speciosum influence. The flowers are a nice deep golden yellow.


Plant

 Dendrobium Hilda Poxon


Flowers
Name Dendrobium Hilda Poxon
Hybrid Formula
Dendrobium speciosum × tetragonum
Etymology
tetragonum means four-sided, referring to the unusual four-sided canes.
speciosum From Latin speciosus meaning showy or beautiful.

Dendrobium Hilda Poxon is a primary hybrid between Dendrobium speciosum and Dendrobium tetragonum.



Plant

Flower

Buds

 Dendrobium Malcolm Campbell


Flower
Name Dendrobium Malcolm Campbell
Hybrid Formula
Dendrobium kingianum × cunninghamii
Etymology
kingianum Named after Captain Phillip Parker King, 19th century surveyor of the Australian coastline.

Dendrobium Malcolm Campbell is a primary hybrid between Dendrobium kingianum and Dendrobium cunninghamii, a New Zealand native.


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