I became fascinated watching this mount of Dockrillia (Dendrobium) linguiformis grow and mature its flowering spikes — and was thoughtful enough to start photographing when it was just beginning to form buds. The result was this series of images of the bloom sequence.
For a spectacularly blooming, large Dockrillia (Dendrobium) linguiformis, please see the orchid portrait of our much, much older specimen. There I also describe our culture for this species.
Dockrillia (Dendrobium) linguiformis is also known as Dendrobium nugentii, Dockrillia nugentii, and Dendrobium linguiformis var. nugentii.
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