Archive for the Dendrobium Category

Dendrobium scabrilingue

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , , , , on March 7, 2011 by orchideae

Dendrobium scabrilingue is a compact plant which is found in Laos, Myanmar and Thailand at an elevation of 600m -1200m. It usually produces single of pair of beautiful, fragrant, waxy white blooms.

This plant needs specific horticulture care. The plant needs a cool and dry rest during the later part of the year in Singapore to initiate blooming. When the weather turns warmer increase the water regime and fertilizer after the new growth has appeared. This plant does not do well if it does not have any cool dry rest.

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Dendrobium scabrilingue.

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Dimension of flower of Dendrobium scabrilingue.

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Dimension of flower of Dendrobium scabrilingue.

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Side profile of flower of Dendrobium scabrilingue.

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Side profile of flower of Dendrobium scabrilingue.

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Flower of Dendrobium scabrilingue.

Dendrobium crocatum

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , , , , , on September 30, 2010 by orchideae

Dendrobium crocatum is found in some parts of Malaysia and Thailand.

This is an attractive plant which produces two to three approx 3cm wide orangy flowers. This is a lowland eiphyte which is easy and rewarding to grow in Singapore.

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Flower of Dendrobium crocatum.

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Flower of Dendrobium crocatum.

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Side profile of the flower of Dendrobium crocatum.

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Side profile of the flower of Dendrobium crocatum.

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium crocatum.

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium crocatum.

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Mystery surrounding Dendrobium trengganuensis/terengganuensis . Is this the valid name?

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , on September 3, 2010 by orchideae

Is this name the real mccoy? Did a search on the IPNI and RHS ‘s data base but is still not able to find it in both data base. The naming of this beautiful dendrobium has yet to be resolved? To be honest ,I would love to have such a beautiful dendrobium to name after me.

This plant was reputed to be difficult to grow in cultivation. This desirable and beautiful dendrobium was first discovered in the State of Trengganu, Pensinsular Malaysia.

But having the plants for sometimes, it seem to be like the most of the other dendrobium in the Calcarifera Section, , they are easy to grow and flower in Singapore climate.

Dendrobium trengganuensis produces 3 to 4 flowers , borne from the nodes of the leafless stems, The flowers are 2.6 cm wide sepals and lip are yelowish green, fringe at the edge. They are watered twice a day and are grown in partial shade condition.

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Close up of the flower of Dendrobium trengganuensis.

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Side Profile of the flower of Dendrobium trengganuensis.

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Flowers of Dendrobium trengganuensis.

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium trengganuensis.

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium trengganuensis.

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Dendrobium trengganuensis.

Dendrobium hainanense

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2010 by orchideae

These beautiful crystaline white flowering dendrobium is found on trees in open forests, on trunks of Podocarpus in forests;ca. 1500 m. China, NE India, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam. On the first look it resemble alba plants of Dendrobium acerosum. Dendrobium hainanense has nearly semi flat terete leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, single or double flowered inflorescence arising from the stems.

Many people have mentioned that this montane plant from Hainan Island would not flower in Singapore as Hainan Island has different totally different climate from Singapore. This plant received morning sun till noon in Singapore and is watered twice a day. It produces beautiful almost 40 white flowers in this first bloom. Flowers with double lips are found in this bloom. The flowers only last for 5 days in our climate.

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Dendrobium hainanense.

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Close up of flowers of Dendrobium hainanense.

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Close up of flowers of Dendrobium hainanense.

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Close up of flowers of Dendrobium hainanense.

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Close up of flower of Dendrobium hainanense with double lips.

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium hainanense.

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium hainanense.

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Dimension of Dendrobium hainanense.

Dendrobium pachyglossum

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , , , on June 8, 2010 by orchideae

Dendrobium pachyglossum is found in some countries in Asia. This dendrobium is found in primary montane forests as a small to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte found low on trees or on mossy rocks.

The plantis like pendent with many grass like linear leaves that blooms to 1 or 2 pairs of flowers.

This plant does well in Singapore and prefer to be grown in a drier condition so water moderately.

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Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Dimension of the flower of Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Flowers of Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Another photo of the flowers of Dendrobium pachyglossum

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Side profile of the flowers of Dendrobium pachyglossum

Introduction to Section Latouria (Genus Dendrobium)

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 11, 2010 by orchideae

These are the slides for the talk to OSSEA members for the May Monthly meeting 2010.

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References
1. Dendrobium and Its Relatives -Bill Lavarack and Wayne Harris
2. http://www.asiaticgreen.com
3. http://www.orchidspng.com/
4. http://apps.rhs.org.uk/horticulturaldatabase/orchidregister/
5. http://www.wikipedia.org/
6. http://www.ourshopfront.com/kabi/index.php

Dendrobium Sp. Sabah

Posted in Dendrobium, Orchids with tags , , , , on March 14, 2010 by orchideae

This dendrobium does very well in Singapore semi shade conditions.

Peter O Bryne has indicated that this pale yellow dendrobium resembles Dendrobium endertii J.J.Sm. of the Calcarifera Section. Personally I find that this dendrobium resembles Dendrobium serena-alexianum. The flowers are approximately 4cm long, 3 cm wide. Seem like this section is hard to identified and kind of confusing.

It is rumoured that Jeff Wood & Tony Lamb are publishing it in a forthcoming edition of Malesian Orchid Journal.

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Dimension of the flower.

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Dimension of the flower.

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Side profile of the flower

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The flower.

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The plant.