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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDendrobium hercoglossum

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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 hercoglossum

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Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrobium hercoglossum
Abbreviation Den.
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.

  See also:  Dendrobium

The species name for Dendrobium hercoglossum literally means fence-lip, and quite appropriate too. Look carefully and you will see a "fence" dividing the outer part of the lip (the pointed bit) and the inner lip. The flowers are produce sporadically throughout the year, but mainly in the Autumn. The canes are thin and long, and will often bend around under its own weight. It is found in south-east Asia, growing in the highlands.


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