Dendrobium podagraria Hook. f. 1890 SECTION Crumenata

Plant and Flowers Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

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Common Name The Healing Gout Dendrobium

Flower Size .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, Burma, SW Thailand and Vietnam at 23 to 900 meters in elevation as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender stems that are slightly swollen 1.5" [4 cm] above the base carrying a 3 to 12, linear to oblong, widely spaced leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short, from the upper nodes, single flowered inflorescence. 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 commutata Kuntze 1891; Ceraia inconcinna (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium inconcinnum Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as D angulatum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 as D podagria Photo fide ;