Well, it looks as if spring is arriving around here. The citrus and avo' trees are in various state of bloom. My cool-dry-rest type Dendrobiums have also begun to bloom, at least those that look as if they'll bloom at all for the conditions here. I'll post in another thread about those that do not seem to like our cool-not so dry-rest winters here.
So, first up is, Den. primulinum
I had forgotten why I liked this species so much other than it s pretty flowers. I do not think very highly about its fragrance, what I call "that rancid Dendrobium smell". A few others have a very similar smell to them.
What I really like about this species is that I have found that that it seems to increase in size from 1-1/2 to 2X each season. It had 1 PB last season, 2 this season and if it follows the usual pattern, it should have 3 to 4 PBs next season, then somewhere between 5 and 8 PBs the next season , and so on. Growing this one in my living room back in AK, that was the pattern it followed. It looks to be doing the same here.
Then, Den. anosmum
I held off getting pics of this one while waiting for the buds on the upper smaller canes to open. The lower flowers on the long cane have begun to drop, can't wait for the others to open. I still like the darker more reddish purple colored blossoms better than these lighter more bluish colored flowers. I'm still looking for one of those. You can smell raspberries as you walk by this one.
Then, Den. Samurai
I have 4 separate mounts of these scattered around the yard. This group is the most vigorous of them all. I'm still watching for some of these to start popping up in new locations as it turns into the "weed orchid" I expect it to.
And, finally, Den. attenatum "Maku'u"
This is one of the parent species plants for the previous plant, Den. Samurai. The other parent species for that plant is Den. stratiotes.