Exuberance blooms of dainty sanggumay, fairy sanggumay , lesser sanggumay or Dendrobium aphyllum . This orchid species got over 120 flowers opening slowly from late March to April . This is the first time in about 3 years of growing this cultivar variety from Mrs. Adelina Almerol that we were rewarded with this number of blooms. This maybe due to several factors: larger clumps means more flowers , drier conditions ( not watering for weeks ) and good air circulation and fertilization techniques .
Dendrobium aphyllum with over 120 light pink sepals with yellowish- lip flowers
I got a few keikis ( anaks, suhi , offsets ) from Mrs. Adelina Almerol from Marikina City way back in March 1, 2014 when Pinoy Coke Fanatics hosted an eyeball for their members . Mrs. Almerol told me that the orchids she got was from Pangasinan and she grew them from a few keikis for several years.
Dendrobium aphyllum grown about 10 feet from the ground
After about 2 weeks after late March 2014 , one of the smaller keikis gave us 1 bloom which gave us a hint on the size of the orchid species . Some of the keikis eventually grew long canes and i gave few keikis to some orchid hobbyists . The color form and shape of the flowers is bigger than the usual Dendrobium aphyllum, so the author gave this Dendrobium aphyllum a cultivar name of ” Adelina Almerol ” in honor of the owner of the clump.
This particular orchid got an untimely blooms around last December 2016 and early January 2017, with about 3 to 4 flowers.
There were over 120 flowers bore on several mature pseudobulbs creating a shower-like effect or shower / curtain effect .
Common Names: People would call this under numerous names, the most common is sanggumay . To be more specific – due to the smaller pseudobulbs and smaller flowers , They would refer this one as dainty , fairy or lesser sanggumay in reference to the thinner canes and smaller flowers.
This is one of the most commonly grown orchid species in the country .
Since the pseudobulbs are mature and we got a bigger clump , we expect the next blooming season ( 2018 ) will be more.