Saturday, August 28, 2010

Dendrobium purpureum var alba Roxb. 1820

This is a rare yet a unique variant of Den purpureum. The most popular one is with red color. In addition to the distinction of their color, the main difference lies on the bulb shape. the white one tends to have bulky and shorter cane, whereas the red one looks longer and thinner. Nevertheless, both are attractive. Sometimes people misunderstand Den purpureum var alba with Den capituliflorum which exactly has the same color and almost similar flower bucket. However, Den capituliflorum tend to have shorter bulb and less rounded flower bucket.

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