Friday, June 18, 2010

Pretty picture: Dendrobium Spider Lily


I don't really get the name on this one. I mean, there are plants that already have the name "spider lily," and they don't look anything like this. So I'm not sure what the orchid-namer was trying to get away with here, but I am not fooled.


It does at least have going for it that it's different from the other Dendrobiums I've seen. I mean, not that those are bad, but I approve of trying to experiment with the formula occasionally. And I really like the spotty/stripey thing that's going on.


5 comments:

stefanogiovannini said...

must be a Latouria hybrid, originally from PNG. would like to have one of these. warm growing and they say the flowers can last 2 / 3 months. where did you see this? a photo of the whole plant?

mr_subjunctive said...

This picture (along with several others) comes from an orchid show in Bettendorf, IA last March. I didn't get a photo of the whole plant on most of them; not only were the plants crammed together pretty tightly, making it hard to figure out where one plant stopped and the next one started, but I was trying to get as many pictures of the flowers as I could before my batteries ran out, so taking whole-plant photos wasn't a high priority for me.

Liza said...

Who doesn't like spotty/stripey thingies? I know I'm a fan.

meemsnyc said...

it's so pretty!

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