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Dendrobium junceum Reed-Like Leafed Dendrobium


Reed-Like Leafed Dendrobium , Dendrobium junceum


Dendrobium junceum Lindl. 1842

Common Name The Reed-Like Leafed Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 to more than 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.75 cm]

A large sized, cool to hot growing epiphytic species from The Philippines with slender, swollen in the middle and tapering at both ends, greenish olive or reddish brown, ridged pseudobulbs carrying dark green, almost terete leaves tapering to a thread-like point that blooms on an axillary, short to 1.6" [to 4 cm], single to 2 flowered inflorescence with shortlived fragrant flowers that arises from the tufted bracts of the leaf axils at or near the apex of the cane either with or without the leaves occuring in the late spring and summer. Aloow this species to dry out between waterings in the winter but not for long, fertilizer should be eliminated completely until new growth is initiated in the spring.

Synonyms Aporum junceum (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983 ; Callista juncea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Ceraia juncea (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. 2003