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Dendrobium hercoglossum Rampart Lip Dendrobium


Rampart Lip Dendrobium, Dendrobium hercoglossum


Dendrobium hercoglossum Rchb. f. 1886

Common Name The Rampart Lip Dendrobium - In Thailand - Ueang dawk makhua - In China Chong Chun Shi Hu

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Burma, Malaysia and Indochina in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests and primary montane forests at elevations of 50 to 1200 meters on trees along streams as a large sized epiphyte with slender, subclavate, clustered stems that are almost totally enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying distichous, linear-lanceolate, obtusely and unequally bilobed apically leaves that flowers in spring though winter on a short to 1 1/2", axillary, 2 to 8 flowered raceme that arises from the nodes at or near the apex of the leafless or leafy stems with waxy, flat, showy, slightly fragrant flowers. Water and fertilizer should be reduced for 2 to 3 months in the winter and resumed only with the onset of new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Callista hercoglossa (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Callista vexans (Dammer) Kraenzl. 1910; Dendrobium hercoglossum var. album S.J.Cheng & Z.Z.Tang 1984; Dendrobium poilanei Guillaumin 1925; Dendrobium vexans Dammer 1910; Dendrobium wangii C.L. Tso 1933; Goldschmidtia gracilis Dammer 1910