|Name:||Dendrobium Black Spider||Seed parent1:||Dendrobium gouldii|
|Date acquired:||September 2004||Pollen parent:||Dendrobium Halawa Beauty|
|Source:||County Line Orchids (Ft. Wayne, IN) at the 2004 Indianapolis Orchid Show||Season:||Fall|
|Container:||5" clay pot||Climate:||Intermediate|
I picked up this Dendrobium Black Spider at an orchid show in Indianapolis this past September. It was sitting on a vendor's table being more or less ignored by everyone there, and for the life of me I can't figure out why. I've never seen a dendrobium so close to black before, and I figured that just about any orchid enthusiast would be really excited. Their loss, I suppose. This plant was nearly in full bloom in September, and it's still going strong now in November.
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