Dendrobium harveyanum Rchb.f. 1883 SECTION Densiflora Flower Closeup

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Plant and Flowers

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Common Name Harvey's Dendrobium [Irish Orchid Enthusiast 1800's and first to flower species] - In China Su Ban Shi Hu - In Thailand Ueang Kham Foi

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meters as a rare, small sized, cool growing epiphyte on tree trunks and large branches from with erect, spindle-shaped, deeply sulcate stems with 2 to 9, apical, deciduous, ovate-oblong, leathery leaves that blooms in February through April on an pendant, to 6" [15 cm] long, few to several flowered, racemose, lax inflorescence that arises from the nodes near the apex of older leafless canes with 2 to 9, fragrant flowers scented of honey.

This Dendrobium should be mounted to best accommodate the wet-dry, high humidity, and bright light requirements of this species. The dry winter rest from water and fertilizer should begin at Halloween and continue until Valentine's Day to insure the best growth and blooming.

Synonyms Callista harveyana (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891

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