Dendrobium hemimelanoglossum Guillaumin 1957 SECTION Stachyobium Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photos by Eric Hunt

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Common Name The Half-Black Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Vietnam at elevations of 1400 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial with cylyndrical, angled at each node stems carrying many, deciduous, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, very thin, membraneous, slightly distichous leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a pendant, very slender, 8" [20 cm] long, few [1 to 3] flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes along the stem with fragrant flowers.

Water and fertilizer should be lessened for 2 to 3 months through the winter and only resumed with new growth in the spring.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 4 2005; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide