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 .