Dendrobium linawianum Rchb.f. 1861 SECTION Dendrobium

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Common Name Linawi's Dendrobium - In China Ju Chun Shi Hu

Flower Size 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm]

Found only Taiwan and Kwangsi province in southern China usually in broadleaf forests at 400 to 1500 meters in elevation as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, branching, slightly flattened, yellow brown, lustrous stems that are slightly swollen apically and have a pseudobulb-like swelling below carrying a 6 to 7, coriaceous, narrowly elliptical to oblong, 2 ranked, apcailly unequally emarginate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring from the upper nodes, few [2 to 3] flowered inflorescence carrying large showy flowers.

Water freely while growing but slack off as canes mature in the late summer and fall, as well as hit with a high phosphate fertilizer in the late summer and fall to increase budding. Best to slack off all fertilizer from Christmas until new growths appear in the spring when a high nitrogen fertilizer can be resumed.

Synonyms Callista linawiana (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium alboviride Hayata 1920; Dendrobium purpureum (Raf.) M.R.Almeida 2009; Ormostema purpurea Raf. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium linawianum drawing fide; Native Orchids of Taiwan Tsan-Piao Lin 1975 drawing/photo fide; The Genera of Orchidaceae in Hong Kong Shiu-ying Hu 1977; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide;