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Dendrobium parthenium Virginal Dendrobium

 

Virginal Dendrobium, Dendrobium parthenium

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Dendrobium parthenium Rchb.f. 1885

Common Name The Virginal Dendrobium - refers to the greek goddess Athene Pathene

Flower Size 2.5" [6.4 cm]

This species is a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte that occurs in Sabah, Borneo in the Mt Kinabalu area in hill or lowland forests along streams at elevations of sealevel to 900 meters with an erect stem with many short, ovate-oblong, distichous leaves with two apical teeth and bloom in the fall on many, 2" [5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence that arise in between the leaves all along the stem with showy flowers..

Synonyms Dendrobium sanderianum Rolfe 1894

 

 

 

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