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Dendrobium bullenianum Bullen's Dendrobium


Bullen's Dendrobium, Dendrobium bullenianum


Dendrobium bullenianum Rchb.f 1862

Common Name Bullen's Dendrobium [English Gardener with Low & Co. 1800's]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.9 cm]

This medium sized, cool to hot growing, epiphytic species is found in the Philippines and Vietnam in evergreen lowland forests at elevations up to 1000 meters with slender, slightly fractiflex, attenuate below, many noded, sulcate stems covered with sheaths and carrying submembraneous, ovate-oblong, obtuse leaves that are unequally bilobed apically and have clusters of orange flowers with red lines that arise on short to 2 1/2" [6.25 cm], densely flowered, almost globose inflorescence from all along the older dry canes. It likes some direct sun in the morning and I treat it the same year round. It is normal for leaves to yellow up and fall off in the late summer just before it blooms.

Synonyms Callista intermedia (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium chrysocephalum Kraenzl. 1892; Dendrobium erythroxanthum Rchb.f 1874; Dendrobium intermedium Teijsm. & Binn. 1853; Dendrobium topaziacum Ames 1915