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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDendrobium kingianum

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Glossary
epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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Dendrobium kingianum

Plant
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrobium kingianum
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.
kingianum Named after Captain Phillip Parker King, 19th century surveyor of the Australian coastline.

  See also:  Dendrobium

This Australian Dendrobium is normally a lithophyte. A number of varieties are known and several lines have been bred to create spots, stripes, darker colours, and even yellows.



Flower

Flower

Variety 'Sikcockii'

Variety 'Sikcockii' has white flowers with pink lip.

Variety 'Alba'

Variety 'Alba' has pure white flowers. The plant is less robust and slower growing.

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