Dendrobium arachnites is an orchid species identified by Thouars in 1822. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Aeranthes grandiflora.
ORIGIN: Found in India, Myanmar and Thailand on Rhododendron bushes at elevations of 1500 to 1800 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender to swollen, spindle-shaped pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 8, glossy, linear to elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late winter to the early summer on a lateral, .8 to 1.2 [2 to 3 cm] long, 1 to rarely 3 flowered inflorescence arising from the upper nodes of an older, mature cane and carrying very large for the size of the plant, orange-scented flowers.
FLOWER SIZE: 2 to 2.4 inches [5 to 6 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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