Code: DEN.0x0000 (2010-03-26)
Common Name: The Pegu Dendrobium
Light Requirements: partial sun
Temperature Requirements: hot to cool
Blooms: late autumn
Flower Size: 1.25cm
Synonyms: Callista pygmaea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium fesselianum Wolff 1990; Dendrobium pygmaeum Lindley not Sm. & A. Cunningham 1828; Dendrobium wallichii A.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957
Found in the eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Myanmar and Thailand as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing lithophyte or epiphyte found on secondary shrub vegetation near streams in hot and humid areas at elevations around 300 to 400 metres with stout, tufted, ovoid to oblong-conical pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, broadly elliptic to linear-oblong, leathery, deciduous, apical leaves that blooms in late autumn after a months dry spell on a short to 7.5cm, axillary, one to several (1 to 3, rarely 7) flowered, racemose inflorescence that arise from the nodes at or near the apex of the newly leafless cane with fragrant flowers. Water should be reduced and fertilizer eliminated in the winter until new growth emerges in the spring.
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