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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresDendrochilum cobbianum

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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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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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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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lithophyte
A plant that grows on rocks or stony soils.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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inflorescence
A flowering shoot with more than one flower.
Inflorescences may be branched or unbranched.
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Dendrochilum cobbianum

Flowers
Family Orchidaceae
Name Dendrochilum cobbianum
Abbreviation Ddc.
Etymology
Dendrochilum From Greek dendron meaning tree, and Greek cheilos meaning lip, referring to a tree dweller with a lip?.
cobbianum Named after Walter Cobb, English orchid grower who first flowered this species.

  See also:  Coelogyne

Dendrochilum cobbianum grows as an epiphyte on mossy trees or lithophyte at intermediate to high elevations in both Luzon and Mindanao islands, Phillipines. It is a robust plant, quickly growing to big proportions. Each pseudobulb grows one large leaf.

The flowers are produced on new growth, the wiry inflorescence starts growing upwards, then turns in an acute angle, then drooping straight down, growing flowers in a zigzag pattern. Individual flowers are small but flowers are produced in abundance, and it is not uncommon for specimen plants to have over 1000 flowers. The flowers are highly scented; fragrant in certain varieties, but smelling of urine in others.


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