Introduction to Section Latouria (Genus Dendrobium)

These are the slides for the talk to OSSEA members for the May Monthly meeting 2010.

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References
1. Dendrobium and Its Relatives -Bill Lavarack and Wayne Harris
2. http://www.asiaticgreen.com
3. http://www.orchidspng.com/
4. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/orchidregister/
5. http://www.wikipedia.org/
6. http://www.ourshopfront.com/kabi/index.php

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4 Responses to “Introduction to Section Latouria (Genus Dendrobium)”

  1. Wesley Higgins Says:

    Who is the author of this presentation?

  2. Could I ask you if you’ve grown stuff like convolutum and finesterrae in Singapore before? While they take the day time temperatures just fine, majority of the species in the latourea complex require a cool night drop in order to metabolize properly or flower well. That is something Singapore doesn’t quite have except during the rainy season . Some species like shirashii and macrophyllum will grow, but very reluctantly flower. I have a shirashii in Singapore that took us 6 years to finally flower.

    I have (and currently) am growing a range of latourea species and I have attempted to bring plants of convolutum and etc. back to Singapore. While they sprouted and grew readily during the monsoon period, they quickly go into rapid decline during the rest of the year and die off. Meanwhile the small collection I’m maintaining is doing well where I have night temps of 15-20C. I would recommend intersectional crosses such as latourea x spathulata or phalanthe if a grower intends to grow such plants without any method of cooling them at night.

    • orchideae Says:

      Yeah. I used to have some of them. They would prefer some temp drop for better performance the hybrids from H&R do flowers in singapore but a cool nite rest wld be better for the plants.

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