Plant of interest

Dendrobium Bush Pansy

The dendrobium pansy orchid  is quite different in form to the regular phalaenthe type dendrobium which is its relative.

The diference between the two  is the lip on the pansy type is substituted by  another petal and the sepals tend to be broader which gives an overall  flat round shape not unlike a normal  garden pansy flower. This peloric shape gives it the name ‘ The Pansy Orchid ‘

This hybrid form was registered in 1988 by the D’Bush Orchid Nursery. Subsequent breeding has led to little success as the perloric form regress in the prodigeny .