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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDendrobium williamsonii

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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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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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Dendrobium williamsonii

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrobium williamsonii
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

This small Dendrobium is found across a wide range from the foothills of the Himalays to southern China, to Burma, Thailand and Vietnam. It grows as an epiphyte in intermediate elevation monsoon forests. Coming from monsoon areas, it requires a dry rest in the winter.

In the spring, mature canes grow inflorescences from the top of the cane; each inflorescence grows several flowers. The flower has hairy orange lip that contrasts with the pale yellow sepals.


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