Dendrobium findlayanum Par. & Rchb.f 1874 SECTION Dendrobium

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FragrancePart sun CoolWinterandSpring

Common Name Findlay's Dendrobium {English Collector in Borneo 1800's] - In Thailand - Phuang yok - In China Bang Jie Shi Hu

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand and Laos at altitudes of 1000 to 1700 meters in mixed forests as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphytic orchid that is with compressed bilaterally, each node swollen, to 7 nodes, green turning yellow, to 22" [50 cm] long stems that are sulcate with age and carry deciduous, narrowly elliptic or lanceolate, acute, bright green leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on a very short, axillary, racemose inflorescence that arises from the nodes near the apex of mature leafless canes with a few, longlasting, color variable, fragrant flowers.

From fall to winter water should be reduced but in late winter fertilizer and water should be stopped altogether and only resumed with the onset of new growth.

Synonyms Callista findlayana (Parish & Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium findleyanum Par. & Rchb.f 1874 mispelling

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