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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDendrobium heterocarpum

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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 heterocarpum
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrobium heterocarpum
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.
heterocarpum From Latin heterogeneous meaning different, and Greek karpos meaning fruit.

  See also:  Dendrobium

This decidous Dendrobium have leaves that only last one season. It comes from the highlands of India and south east Asia where the climate has a distinct dry season. Watering should be reduced in the winter, after the leaves are shed.

The flowers are only produced on leafless canes. They have an unusual melon scent.


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