Dendrobium distichum [Presley]Rchb.f 1877 SECTION Aporum SUBSECTION Aporum Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Flowers and Inflroescence Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

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Common Name Distichous Leafed Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

A widespread, small to medium sized, hot growing epiphytic Philippine species with rigid, swordlike leaves is found in swamps, bogs and in mangroves on the seacoast from sealevel to 900 meters. This species has pendant, flattened stems carrying2 ranked, thick, basally clasping, rigid, lanceolate leaves that blooms an an terminal, short, few, slightly fragrant flowered inflorescence that arise from the nodes at the apex of the stem occuring in all months other than the last two months of autumn which is a good time to lessen water and fertilizer as well.

Synonyms Aporum distichum (C. Presl) Rauschert 1983; Callista disticha (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrobium indivisum Naves ?; *Schizmoceras disticha Presley 1827

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide

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