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Dendrobium uniflorum Single Flowered Dendrobium


Single Flowered Dendrobium , Dendrobium uniflorum


Dendrobium uniflorum Griff. 1851

Common Name Single Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2 to 1.2" [1.25 to 3.1 cm]

Found in Thailand, Vietnam, penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Phillipines, at elevations around 300 meters in evergreen lowland forests and primary montane forests as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, grooved, swollen stems that are often marked with red stripes carrying many, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, distichous, twisted basally, deciduous leaves that are apically bilobed and all lie in a single plane , occuring at elevations of 100 to 700 meters often in full sun, where it blooms with a single flower that arises rom the nodes of leafless canes with heavy textured, longlasting flowers occuring in the spring. A steady water and fertilizer regimen suits this orchid well.

Synonyms Dendrobium revolutum Ridley 1907 non Lindl.; Dendrobium quadrisulcatum J.J. Sm. 1917; Dendrobium tonkinense De Wild. 1906; Dendrobium uniflorum var. angustum Quisumb. 1950; Distichorchis angusta (Quisumb.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Distichorchis quadrisulcata (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Distichorchis uniflora (Griff.) M.A.Clem. 2003