DischidiaGuy Posted March 10, 2016 Report Share Posted March 10, 2016 Unfortunately, this is not Dischidia litoralis. This is an unnamed species that goes by the trade name, Dischidia sp. Geri. It is closely allied to D. bengalensis. Dr. Livshultz says that it perhaps should be given its own name but at the time (few years ago) there hadn't been any proper collections of this plant from a wild habitat. Interesting that was found in Dauan Island. Perhaps it eventually could be given a name. DSCF3257.JPG This is a specimen of Dischidia litoralis from Daun Island in the Torres Strait. DSCF3262.JPG Flowering detail for this species. I thought to add photos of this species, as they say "a picture is worth a thousand words" and as good as descriptions are its always good to see what the specimen looks like. This is an excellent species for cultivation, fast growing,easy to propagate and quiet tolerant to fairly low winter minimum temperatures despite its tropical lowland island origin. The specimen above is growing in a 150mm squat pot in a medium to small orchid bark mix ( bark, coco chunks, charcoal and perlite), a large two branched cutting was pegged down along the surface of the mix 12 months ago during the start of our wet season and fed with foliar fertiliser and this is the result. Many thanks to fellow member Rita Kupke who sent me all the cuttings which resulted in 3 hanging pots like the one shown, I have also propagated some for friends. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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