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 provine in southern China usually in broadleaf forests at 400 to 1500 meters in elevation as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, branching, slightly flattened stems that are slightly swollen apically and have a psueobulb-like swelling below carrying a 6 to 7, narrowly elliptical to oblong, 2 ranked leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring with 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; Ormostema purpurea Raf. 1838

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 as Eudendrobium linawianum drawing fide;

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