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Dendrobium amethystoglossum Amethest Colored Dendrobium


Amethest Colored Dendrobium, Dendrobium amethystoglossum


Dendrobium amethystoglossum Rchb. f. 1872

Common Name Amethest Colored Dendrobium


Flower Size 1 1/4" [3.125 cm]

A medium to large sized, lithophytic, cold to warm growing species that is found growing on mossy, limestone cliffs at 1400 meters in Luzon, Philippines with clustered, erect, or arching, long, cane-like, often fractiflex, ridged stems carry several, oval, pale green, deciduous. shiney, leathery, ascendingly curved basckward leaves that blooms in the winter on a axillary, pendant, 6" [15 cm] long, densely 15 to 20 flowered raceme with fragrant, drooping, long-lasting flowers that arise from nodes at the apex of the leafless canes but occcasionally on leafy ones. This species may be mounted or grown in a pot and should recieve ample water from spring until late fall yet need a 2 to 4 month drier rest from fertilizer but the humidity must be maintained, resume normal care when new growths begin to emerge.

Synonyms Callista amethystoglossa (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Pedilonum amethystoglossum (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. 2003