Dendrobium pulchellum

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Dendrobium pulchellum (not my photo)

Code: DEN.0x0001 (2010-05-08)

Common Name: The Charming Dendrobium
Scented: yes
Light Requirements: partial sun
Temperature Requirements: hot to cool
Blooms: late winter and spring
Flower Size: 7 to 13cm
Synonyms: Callista pulchella (Roxb. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium dalhousieanum Wallich?; Dendrobium moschatum Griff. 1851

Found in Assam India, Bangladesh, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Yunnan China and Vietnam at elevations of 70 to 2200 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte in open deciduous forests with erect, rather slender, terete, purplish with age, to 6'6" [200 cm] long stem enveloped by purple-striped leaf sheaths and carrying persistent, linear-oblong, cordate at base, obtuse or acute leaves that blooms from late winter to spring on a drooping, .8 to 5" [2 to 30 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence which are borne laterally from nodes near the apex of leafed and leafless canes and have 5 to 15, long-lasting, fragrant flowers. In the winter this plant likes to dry out between waterings adn fertilizer should be with held until new growth appears in the spring.

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