On offer is a new release seedling of the Australian Native Dendrobium Orchid, D. speciosum v pedunculatum ‘Cairns’ x ‘Stone’.
Established in a 40mm square tube, this is a completely different line of v pedunculatum to what is typically available (eg. ‘Herberton’, ‘Atherton’, ‘Gloucester’ etc.), and if nothing more, adds vigour to the gene pool. ‘Cairns’ was purchased from a nursery in northern Queensland by the late Steve Bato, and is a nice, creamy yellow form of this variety, with neatly clustered canes and a good flower count. ‘Stone’ has tiny canes, and has flowered on canes barely 60mm tall, making it a serious contender for the smallest growing mature D. speciosum ever! Will be some lovely examples come from this pairing.
The photographs show images indicative of the parents used and a typical example of the seedlings on offer.