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Orchid Species: Dendrobium longicornu

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Dendrobium longicornu is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1830.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
longicornu
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1830
ORIGIN: Found in the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, southern China and Vietnam in humid, mossy, mixed and coniferous forests on mossy branches of old, dwarf, gnarled trees and primary montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 3000 meters on mossy trees, or terrestrially on sandy banks in pine forests or in mist forests on ridges.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestro-lithophyte where there is high light and the plant can dry quickly. This species has tufted, minutely sulcate, somewhat fractiflex, several noded, covered in black hairs stems and carrying 5 to 11, deciduous, linear-lanceolate, obliquely acute leaves that blooms in the fall on very short, axillary racemes that arise from near the top of leafed canes with 1 to 3, fragrant, waxy, longlasting flowers and needs a short dry winter rest of 1 or 3 months at most.

FLOWER SIZE: About 1 1/2 inches [to 3.75 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Dendrobium Den fredianum [Baker]
Add+ Callista Callista longicornis 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Dendrobium Den bulleyi 1913 Rolfe
Add+ Dendrobium Den flexuosum 1851 Griff.
Add+ Dendrobium Den hirsutum 1851 Griff.
Add+ Froscula Froscula hispida 1838 Raf.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Den. longicornu 'Tiny Jungle' (2015) Den. longicornu 'Mr. Del-rei' (2002)
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