Saturday, September 19, 2009

In Bloom: Dendrobium wassellii

Dendrobium or Dockrilla wasselliiHi folks! Yes, I'm still alive, its just been a tough summer for me. But we're not here to talk about that. No, we're going to have some orchids! yay!

This is Dendrobium wassellii, also known as Dockrillia wassellii. A really awesome species with thick terete leaves approximately 4 inches long and, as you can see, a really high flower count. The flowers are somewhat fragrant. Inflorescences arise rather suddenly and develop quickly. Like most terete leaved species, it likes rather high light.

(Remember, you can click on the photo for a larger version of the image. Take a peek at those nifty flowers!)


EmmysBoosAndRawrs said...

thanks! =]

Leslie said...

Great to see you back! Sorry you've had a rough summer. Fabulous plant!

SapphireChild said...

Thanks Leslie!