Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dimerandra emarginata

Dimerandra emarginata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergDimerandra emarginata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThe Dimerandra emarginata is blooming again on a different cane. The flower from July had developed a seed pod. It is a probably self, since there are no other plants of that species. I rarely get seed pods. Seed pods are interesting but worthless to me. I have no wish to spend the money and/or time to germinate them. It is possible to do this at home but takes patience and attention to detail, not to mention the five years to blooming.

Dimerandra emarginata with seed pod - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Dimerandra emarginata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Dimerandra (Dmd) contains 7 species growing from the West Indies down to Brazil at lower elevations.

Dimerandra emarginata grows from Mexico all along the east coast of South America down to Brazil. It is warm to hot growing and grows in low elevation rain forests, blooming through summer into fall.

This plant is mounted in coconut fibre. There are ten pseudobulbs and stands ten inches above the medium.


  1. Cool I had some seedpots on Encyclias this year.
    Did you get rid of all your Maxilarias from the 5$ table?

  2. Hi
    I would like to try to grow the seeds, i have just started with in vitro propagation. Would you ship the seeds to Sweden?, No CITES on orchid seeds from appendix 2/B


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  4. For the heck of it you could sprinkle some seeds over all your pots. That's what I did to my tree and low and behold quite a few seeds germinated.