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Dendrobium acinaciforme

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by seidenfaden, May 24, 2016.

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  1. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    DendrobiumAcinaciforme4.JPG Dendrobium acinaciforme.

    This species is found in evergreen lowland forest. Elevations: at 800 to 2200m. DendrobiumAcinaciforme1.JPG DendrobiumAcinaciforme1.JPG
    Plant requires cool to warm temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilized during growth season. From autumn to winter reduce water and resume normal watering patterns when new shoots appear in spring. Plant is best mounted. Single 0.8cm flowers appear in the spring at the nodes of the long thin zig-zag rhizome; which is covered in papery bracts
     
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    jai Orchid addict

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    So cute
     
  3. KellyW

    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I really like this section of Dendrobium. Thanks for the post.

    Did you intend to say "rhizome"? Perhaps "rachis"? Or does it truly come from the rhizome?
     
  4. seidenfaden

    seidenfaden Well-Known Member

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    Kelly, Let me start again... Dendrobium acinaciforme. DendrobiumAcinaciforme2.JPG Stems tufted, 30-40 cm tall, upper half leafless, lower half laterally compressed, distichous leaves with with blade at 45 deg angle to the stem; sheaths overlapping, internodes about 1cm long. Upper edge of leaf 2.0cm long, total length including sheaths about 3.0cm.
    Inflorescence one flowered at nodes on the leafless part of the stem.
    Sepals and petals about 4mm long. Lip rhomboid, about 9mm long, 7.5mm broad, apically wavy with narrow apical split below which is a three lobed cushion.