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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresSoft Cane 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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deciduous
Shedding of leaves at the
end of the growing season
see also Plant Life Cycle.
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deciduous
Shedding of leaves at the
end of the growing season
see also Plant Life Cycle.
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Soft Cane Dendrobium Hybrids
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrobium Spp.
Abbreviation Den.
Common Name Soft Cane Dendrobium
Featured Plant September 2004
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 Cassiope
Dendrobium Pukekura
Dendrobium Pukekura × falconeri
Dendrobium Sagimusume
  See also:  Dendrobium, Culture / Germination

Soft cane Dendrobium hybrids are bred from species in the section Eu-Dendrobium, primarily using Dendrobium nobile. As their name suggests, they have deciduous soft pliable canes. Most require a dry rest in the winter to flower well.

 Dendrobium Cassiope


Flowers
Name Dendrobium Cassiope
Hybrid Formula
Dendrobium moniliforme × nobile
Etymology
moniliforme From Latin monile meaning necklace, and Latin forma meaning form, referring to the inter-node swellings of the canes.
nobile From Latin nobilis meaning noble.

Dendrobium Cassiope is a primary hybrid between Dendrobium nobile and Dendrobium moniliforme.

 Dendrobium Pukekura


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Dendrobium Pukekura is of unknown origin.
Name Dendrobium Pukekura

This nobile type dendrobium was given to Pukekura Park and from there spread to the rest of New Zealand. Unfortunately, the origin is unknown, although one parent is thought to be Dendrobium moniliforme.



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 Dendrobium Pukekura × falconeri


Flowers
Name Dendrobium Pukekura × falconeri
Etymology
falconeri Named after Hugh Falconer, 19th century Scottish botanist and director of Calcutta Botanical Gardens.

This nobile type dendrobium is a cross between Dendrobium Pukekura and Dendrobium falconeri.

 Dendrobium Sagimusume

Name Dendrobium Sagimusume

This Dendrobium is one of the highly bred soft canes from Japan.


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