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Dendrobium ionopus  


Dendrobium ionopus


Dendrobium ionopus Reichb.f. 1882

Part sun, Warm To Cool, Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in the Myanamar and Malaysia [Philippines?] at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with fusiform, leafy stems carrying many deciduous, lanceolate, purplish below leaves and blooms on 1 to 3, pendant, to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on new and older leafless canes carrying long-lasting flower occuring in the fall and spring

D epidendropsis is cited as a synonym of this species and may be , mostly separated only on color differences but I have left them separate at this time.

Synonyms Callista ionopus (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Eurycaulis ionopus (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. 2003