365 days of orchids – day 632 – Dendrobium panduriferum

Our ‘lute-shaped dendrobium’ is in flower again. This delightful little dendrobium is native to Malaysia and South East Asia where it grows as an epiphyte in lowland forest from 250-600m altitude.

It produces pendulous pseudobulbs and so we find it is well suited to a basket. The flowers form on short sprays from near the end of the older pseudobulbs. The extremely long spur like mentum to carry nectar, and the red colouring both suggest that this species is bird pollinated.



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