Archive for June, 2010

Cattleya dowiana

Posted in Cattleya, Orchids with tags , , on June 20, 2010 by orchideae

Cattleya dowiana is one of the most beautiful, desirable and sought after cattleya since its discovery in the 1850. Cattleya dowiana is the only cattleya in the big cattleya flower category that produces flowers with a various hues of yellow. This cattleya has a nice fragrance.

There are still on going debates on whether the Cattleya aurea from the Colombia is a species itself or it is dowiana, but base on observation there are not many distinctive traits to warrant it as a species itself.

Cattleya dowiana does do well in Singapore. But the roots should be allow to dry before the next watering. Good air movement is esential for the good health of Cattleya dowiana.

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The flower

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Cattleya dowiana

Dendrobium pachyglossum

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , , , on June 8, 2010 by orchideae

Dendrobium pachyglossum is found in some countries in Asia. This dendrobium is found in primary montane forests as a small to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte found low on trees or on mossy rocks.

The plantis like pendent with many grass like linear leaves that blooms to 1 or 2 pairs of flowers.

This plant does well in Singapore and prefer to be grown in a drier condition so water moderately.

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Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Flowers of Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Another photo of the flowers of Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Side profile of the flowers of Dendrobium pachyglossum