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June 7, 2019

Well June has arrived and bar for the Victorian high country the weather is still mild. Here at home in May we enjoyed 20+ degree days and the lowest temp so far had been 7 degrees. Then a cold front came thru and dumped snow and more than a bucketful of rain along wit...

February 7, 2019

Dockrillia Limestone

The Plant of the Evening for the January 2019 meeting was Dockrillia Limestone. The plant, a rather small specimen, had 8 flowering spikes each bearing 6-7 large attractive flowers, all in good conditions. Each flower was widely open with spreading...

September 14, 2018

While the current round of Spring Shows are done and dusted all is not finished in the bush house. There are still plants that have not flowered Dockrillia calamiformis (fasciculata), is now coming into flower this terete from North Queensland is a charming orchid that...

August 2, 2018

Dendrobium (Dockrilla)Tweetas 'Red Lips'.

It is a well-grown small specimen of Dockrillia. The plant had 16 inflorescences, each with 2 to 4 open well-shaped and attractively coloured flowers. Lateral spread of the flowers was 32 mm which is large for this type of orc...

March 16, 2018

Dendrobium (Dockrillia) Numbat

The plant of evening was a floriferous compact Dockrillia hybrid, Dendrobium Numbat. It had 10 inflorescences each with around 10 white flowers, nearly all open.

The hybrid was bred and registered by Darryl Smedley, an active ANOS Sydney me...

October 10, 2017

Dockrillia Stephen

The plant is a small specimen dockrillia hybrid. It is a rather old primary dockrillia hybrid of Dockrillia schoenina and Dockrillia striolata (registered in 1983), both Australian species. It had 12 attractive very well presented, large flowers, with...

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