A Fragrant Little Autumn Joy!

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    Shane
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    Anyone who has attended the orchid fairs over the years at the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin should be familiar with Dendrochileum cobbianum where it is frequently offered by Burnham nurseries (see attached photo). It produces characteristic “fishing rods” having pendants of abundant tiny inconspicuous yellowish flowers which exude a wonderful floral fragrance which for me is so redolent of those spring fairs. It is an epiphyte from the mountainous regions of the Philippines and is supposed to be a vigorous grower under humid intermediate/warm conditions. I have had success at cool/intermediate temperatures however this is only my first year cultivating it. I am delighted that it has already flowered. It was obtained from Großräschener Orchideen, Germany.

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