Dendrobium ellipsophyllum T. Tang & F.T. Wang 1951 1830 SECTION Distichophyllae Hkr.f


Photos by Dan and Marla Nikirk

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Common Name The Oval-Leafed Dendrobium - In China Fan Ban Shi Hu

Flower Size almost 1" [2.2 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Yunnan Province China in evergreen lowland forests and primary montane forests as a medium sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters with cane-like, ridged pseudobulbs carrying 14 to 18, bilobed, elliptic, distichous, twisted leaves all facing in one direction that blooms in the spring and summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising opposite the leaves near the apex of the canes and has fragrant flowers.

A winter lessening of water and fertilizer is needed and the plants need to dry out between waterings, resume water and fertilizer with the onset of new growth in the spring.

Comparison photos for ID Lips Spread See also D revolutum

Synonyms Distichorchis ellipsophylla (Tang & F.T.Wang) M.A.Clem. 2003;

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