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delenatii var. dunkel

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Candace

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Anyone have a photo or know a link to one on the web? I googled and didn't find much. Piping Rock is selling them and I've never heard of this variety. Would love to see a photo of it.
 
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A while back I bought one from Orchid Inn. You may want to check with him. Mine is growing but is not blooming size yet.
 
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ORG

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Here a picture of a typical clone of the dark delenatii.
dunkel means dark
A plant with dark leaves







Best greetings

Olaf
 

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Thanks Olaf! That's exactly what I was looking for. Grandma, like I said Piping Rock has them. I wanted to look not buy:poke: but thanks for trying to enable me..
 

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O.K. here's a link to a prior thread http://www.slippertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1361&highlight=dunkel

Weird, but it doesn't show up in google. Guess forums aren't read by the "bots". Oh and thanks for the links to the other slipper forum. I was able to see a photo of the leaves before it blew my system up. I have to switch to Safari to be able to view that site, so it's kind of a pain. The leaves look fantastic!
 
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Dennis D'allessandro (Gypsy Glen orchids) usually has dunkelii seedlings also....Take care, Eric
 

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Question, though, if it's not a "true" varietal name what would happen if one got awarded?
 
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Hmmmm, instant CHM at the minimum? I've seen them around, but always as the same size, young seedlings over the years from the same vendor??? Are they vigorous or slow-growing? I got the impression they are the same batch of seedlings making almost no progress. Not sure though.

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......Are they vigorous or slow-growing? I got the impression they are the same batch of seedlings making almost no progress. Not sure though. -Ernie
Hi Ernie,

I've got my P. delenatii 'dunkel' (dark) for two years now. When I got it from a vendor as a free gift it was a small plant (seedling) with a leaf span of about 5-6 cm. Now the leaf span is about 15-16 cm and I would say by my impression it is really vigorous and thrives and grows at least as well as a common P. delenatii (perhaps even better).
Hopefully it will become flowering size next year.
Best regards from Germany, GuRu
 
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Ernie

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GuRu, fair enough. Maybe he's selling them just as fast as he can plant them out then.

CHM, yeah Cert of Hort Merit like Rick said. Pretty much saying, this is a cool thing, go ahead and breed with it because it has horticultural potential as a taxon and a potential parent in hybridization. If the flower is of sufficent quality, it is certainly eligible for a quality award (HCC, AM, FCC). CBR (Certificate of Botanical Recognition) is for things that most folks wouldn't bother setting pollen on- aka botanicals OR mow-overs. :) Now who will that get all worked up? :) Maybe I should say botanicals are perfect as they are; no hybridization required. But that's too politically correct. :p Cheers!

-Ernie
 
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