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Dendrobium lituiflorum Bent-Raceme Dendrobium

 

Bent-Raceme Dendrobium , Dendrobium lituiflorum

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Dendrobium lituiflorum Lindley 1856

Fragrance, Part sun, Hot To Warm, LATE Winter To Spring

Common Name The Bent-Raceme Dendrobium - In Thailand Ueang sai muang - Ueang khrang - In China La Ba Chun Shi Hu

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.75 cm]

Spring through autumn should be the wet time for this plant and then almost no water is needed till after blooming in February or March. The 1 to 5, longlasting, fragrant flowers on each short scape with large bracts arise out of the nodes all along the dried cane on short racemes and usually appear for up to 2 weeks and they are deliciously scented.It is normal for it to drop it's leaves in the dry season. This plant is best mounted on tree fern as it has a very pendulous growth up to 35" long. This plant is found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam in broadleaved forests on tree trunks at elevations around 300 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte and has clustered, slender, reed-like, pendulous, 11 to 15 noded, covered in sheaths, basally swollen stems carrying deciduous, fleshy, linear-lanceolate, acutish leaves.

Synonyms Callista lituiflora (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium hanburyanum Rchb.f 1856

 

 

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