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Dendrobium bigibbum

Dendrobium bigibbum var. compactum

The coolest growing phalaenanthe around. I grow the plant with my cymbidiums and aussie natives. Plant receives no watering for the entire duration of winter (4-5 months) At this point the plant can survive temps down to 5c for several days without harm. Flowers prolifically throughtout autumn and winter.

Dendrobium bigibbum

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I missed this post at the time. These are lovely images.

What is the current position on the names of Dendrobium and Bulbophyllum species in Australia. I understand that there have been changes and the spltting of existing genera and that there are scores of new genera? what do Aussie growers think about the changes.

To my way of thinking it seems that some taxonomist are changing as many names as possible. If these names are accepted it will join all the other changes ongoing in the New World as a result of taxonomic research and of analysing molecular data.

Will we have to change all our plant labels? It normally takes several years for name changes to be generally accepted by the International Botanical Institutions.

No Bulbo's in Australia, that's terrible.


Which taxonomists is trying

Which taxonomists is trying to do away from Bulbophyllums? I'll send some "friends" over to his house to "convince" him otherwise :P



Don't bother Vincent, you might end up down under.


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