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Orchid Species: Callista cruenta

Kew currently accepted name is Dendrobium cruentum

Callista cruenta is an orchid species identified by (Rchb.f.) Kuntze in 1891. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dendrobium cruentum.
Genus
Callista (Callista.)
Grex
cruenta
Parents
Species
Author
(Rchb.f.) Kuntze
Year
1891
ORIGIN: Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species from elevations below 1000 meters in open forests where it is found on smaller trees.

DESCRIPTION: Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing, epiphytic species from elevations below 1000 meters in open forests where it is found on smaller trees. The plant has erect pseudobulbs that are swollen basally and has leaf sheaths with black hairs carrying many, deciduous, elliptic-oblong, leathery leaves that are hairy on the underside and are spaced all along the stem. The bloom season is in the spring through fall on an axillary, short, 1 to 2 flowered, inflorescence with faintly fragrant, longlasting flowers that arise from the nodes on the stem in between leaves at the upper apex of the leafed pseudobulb, and needs a definite rest from water and fertilizer in the winter months.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches [3.75 to 6.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Dendrobium Den cruentum 1884 Rchb.f.
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