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Dendrobium pulchellum

Dendrobium pulchellum Roxb. ex Lindl., Gen. Sp.
Orchid. Pl.: 82 (1830).

Hi all,

Special thanks to Wellsy, Mitch. and everybody!

I knew this orchid in the 80's. To me, whenever I saw its "handsome" flowers, it reminded me of the "Edelweiss" flower cited in one of the Lyrics in " The Sound of Music", circa 1960's.
The flower itself speaks to something much higher than its beauty! Watching it, I suddenly felt the feeling of "escape", feeling the atmosphere of the "Wilderness", high atop the mountains!

Tonight, before I posted this flower, I tried to retrieve a reference on Google, and,.... guess what?... I just found out that it belongs to the "Endangered species" from CITES!
I acquired in the same year, from a Botanical garden's Orchid plant sale, in somewhat delapidated condition. I thought I could not revive it ( if I had known that it belongs to CITES' listing, I would deliver it to the Gvt).
It, indeed, survived the harsh winters here, and it came back, bloomed yearly since 2 years!

TPLV

PS: http://www.usbg.gov/plant-collections/conservation/Dendrobium-pulchellum...

Dendrobium pulchellum

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Beautiful delicate flower .

Beautiful delicate flower .

TPLV

Don't worry TPLV, no one will come and hand cuff you for having contraband.

CITES covers all species orchids and is to do with international trade, you purchased the plant in the USA and it is staying in the USA, no problem.

I wouldn't put too much faith in your link above, they have a common hybrid orchid listed as a rare and endangered species.

Bill

Dendrobium pulchellum

Hi Bill,

Thank you for sharing!

I'm an amateur in Orchids [ Or, couuld we use : Orchidology ?]

I learned a lot the past few days, from Wellsy, Mitch., you, and others!

TPLV