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Dendrobium cariniferum Keel-Carrying Dendrobium


Keel-Carrying Dendrobium, Dendrobium cariniferum


Dendrobium cariniferum Reichb.f. 1869

Fragrance, Part shade, Warm Hot Spring

Common Name The Keel-Carrying Dendrobium - In Thailand - Ueang sae dong - Ueang ngoen daeng - Ueang kachok - Ueang tueng - In China Chi E Shi Hu

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Myanamar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old, dwarf, gnarled trees and primary montane forests at elevations of 450 to 1800 meters as a miniature, hot to cool growing epiphyte with thick, hirsute stems carrying 4 to 6, broad leaves that are hirsute beneath that blooms in the spring on a very short, apical inflorescence carrying 2 to 5, hirsute flowers that smell of oranges. This miniature plant needs a definite dry rest from water and fertilizer for at least 1 month and a lessening for the rest of the winter.

Synonyms Callista carinifera (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium cariniferum var lateritium Rchb.f