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Dendrobium hymenophyllum Delicately-Leafed Dendrobium

 

Delicately-Leafed Dendrobium , Dendrobium hymenophyllum

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Dendrobium hymenophyllum Lindl. 1830

Common Name The Delicately-Leafed Dendrobium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Java in moist dark, primary forests in foothills at elevations of 600 to 1250 meters with an even wet climate as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, drooping with age stems carrying many, lanceolate, papery, wavy at the margins, dark green above and reddish below, deciduous leaves that blooms in the late spring on a pendulous, 1.2" [3 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes on the apical half, normally after the leaves have fallen, with 7 to 14, shiney, wide open flowers. water should be reduced and fertilizer eliminated as long as the plants are dormant in the winter, resume with the onset of new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Callista hymenophylla (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Callista quadrangularis (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Eurycaulis undulatus (Blume) M.A.Clem. 2003; Pedilonum undulatum Blume 1825

 

 

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