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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDendrobium tetragonum

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Glossary
epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Dendrobium tetragonum
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrobium tetragonum
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.
tetragonum means four-sided, referring to the unusual four-sided canes.

  See also:  Dendrobium

This Australian Dendrobium is an epiphyte, found in a wide region with varied habitats. There are a number of different varieties with different growth habbits and flower colour, markings and size. All have unusual pseudobulbs that are rectangular in cross section. The flowers have very long thin segments.



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