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Dendrobium platycaulon Flat Pseudobulbed Dendrobium


Flat Pseudobulbed Dendrobium , Dendrobium platycaulon


Dendrobium platycaulon Rolfe 1892

Common Name Flat Pseudobulbed Dendrobium

Flower Size to 1" [2.5 cm]

A Philippine, New Guinea and Surrounding islands minature, hot growing, epiphytic species said to be a synonym of Dendrobium platygastrium found at elevations of 0 to 500 meters in dense humid forests near watercourses with very compressed, flattened pseudobulbs carrying a few, distichous elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on a 1 1/2" [3.75 cm] long, erect, few [5] flowered, racemose inflorescence that arises from the nodes near the apex of leafed and leafless canes.

This species and D platigastrium are cited as synonyms but I have kept them separate at this time, please refer tothe other species formore information.

Synonyms Dendrobium platygastrium Rchb. f. 1878; Eurycaulis platycaulos (Rolfe) Fessel & Lückel 2002; Pedilonum platycaulon (Rolfe) Rauschert 1983