Dendrobium terminale Par. & Rchb.f. 1874 SECTION Aporum

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Common Name The Terminal Dendrobium - In China Dao Ye Shi Hu

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

Found in Assam India, eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Malaysia, penninsular Thailand, Vietnam and Yunnan Province of China in evergreen lowland forests at elevations of 500 to 1600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with short stems enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying many, triangular, succulent and deciduous leaves that are held in two ranks and blooms in the late winter, occasionally spring and often in the summer on a short, single to 5 flowered inflorescence arising near the apice on leafed pseudodbulbs.

D mannii, D terminale and D nathanielsii are similar and can be confused.

Synonyms Aporum terminale ( E.C.Parish & Rchb.f. ) M.A.Clem. 2003; Aporum verlaquii (Costantin) Rauschert 1983; Callista terminalis (C.S.P.Parish & Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium verlaquii Constantin 1917

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