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Orchid Species: Dendrobium crumenatum

Dendrobium crumenatum is an orchid species identified by Sw. in 1799.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
crumenatum
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Sw.
Year
1799
ORIGIN: Found in Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Sri Lankha, Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, Sulawesi, Sumatra, New Guinea, Christmas Islands and the Philippines in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at an altitude of sea-level to 500 meters and grows.

DESCRIPTION: Small to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with spindle shaped, swollen basally for a few nodes, ridged, yellow with age stems that can branch, carrying, 4 to 19, thick, leathery, eventually deciduous leaves that will flower on the upper nodes of the leafless older canes with several to many fragrant flowers, albeit for only a few hours, after a temperature drop and rain.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 or less inches [5 cm or less] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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