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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDendrobium chryseum

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Glossary
epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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Dendrobium chryseum
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrobium chryseum
Abbreviation Den.
Synonym Dendrobium flaviflorum
Etymology
Dendrobium From Greek dendron meaning tree, and Greek bios meaning life, referring to the habbit of Dendrobium species growing on trees or being epiphytic.
chryseum From Latin chryseus meaning golden, referring to the colour of the flowers.

  See also:  Dendrobium

This Dendrobium comes from the highlands of the Himalayas, south east Asia and Taiwan. The leaves last a couple of years on the thin canes and the deep yellow, almost orange, flowers are produced on top of the cames after all leaves have been shed.



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