A free-flowering hybrid, Dendrobium Kuniko (Den. goldschmidtianum x Den. victoriae-reginae) was first registered in 1983 and has received several AOS flower quality awards. Colors range from deep lavender to almost bluish and can vary depending on temperature.
Dendrobium lawesii produces clusters of colorful tubular flowers in various orange to pink color combinations.
The eye catching flowers of Dendrobium purpureum Roxb. are produced usually only once a year in late winter.
Note the similarity between Dendrobium goldschmidtianum and Den. bullenianum. Both species often produce a sweet nectar reward that oozes to the base of the lip to rest at the opening.
This photo of Dendrobium bullenianum Rchb.f clearly shows the mentum that the Pedilonum section is named after.
Laelia briegeri was described in 1960 from a collection made near Diamantina in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. The brilliant yellow flowers have yielded some notable Cattleya hybrids including Lc. Meikou Triton and Lc. Tokoyo Magic. The full-shaped, and often large flowers of select clones are particularly desirable to the breeder. Some of the natural plants are thought to be tetraploids which further increases the desirability as a parent. Grow L. briegeri as other rupicoulous Laelias; a well drained inorganic media, warm to intermediate temperatures and bright light.