Just some additional information. When Beech trees are referred to, they are from the order Nothofagaceae, the southern beeches. Only distantly related to northern hemisphere beech. One of mine in flower and the second photo of a hybrid off spring
Hi. Typically new growth starts late spring till mid summer. Growth matures in autumn and rests over winter. Cool (down to 2 deg is ok) dry rest in winter. The more sun the better. Flowering starts late winter/spring
Dendrobium speciosum 'Walsh's Gold'. Just finished flowering. This is a genuine dwarf grower, a cross between plant from the Blackdown Tableland and a grandiflorum. Flowering pseudobulbs are between 8-13cm and the flowers about 50mm
There are basically about 6 or 7 geographical forms of speciosum although genetic analysis suggests only 2 subspecies at most. This comes from a website of Gerry Walsh better Know as the Rocklily Man.
This is his site, TheRockLilyMan – You've found the home page of Gerry Walsh
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Hi David, I think the work 'Gold' in the name of many of the wild collected clones is a bit of poetic license. When it was collected it probably was considered gold but not any more by today's standards
Actually a few plants planted at the same time, all the same cross. ' Mount Larcom Gold' x self. Tallest canes about 1metre. We are almost beach-side. Rarely gets below about 8C deg. Speciosum will handle down to 0 but any lower and it gets frost burn
A nice speciosum hybrid, Dendrobium Australian Artist plus a few more