Dendrobium junceum Lindl. 1842 SECTION Crumenata

Plant Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz and the Atlanta Botanical Garden

InflorescencePhoto by Eric Hunt plant grown by Scott Dallas of White Oak Orchids

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Common Name The Reed-Like Leafed Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 to more than 1 1/2" [2.5 to 3.75 cm]

A large sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species from The Philippines and Borneo, in lowland forests at elevations up to 600 meters with slender, swollen in the middle and tapering at both ends, greenish olive or reddish brown, ridged pseudobulbs carrying dark green, almost terete leaves tapering to a thread-like point that blooms on an axillary, short to 1.6" [to 4 cm], single to 2 flowered inflorescence with short-lived, fragrant flowers that arises from the tufted bracts of the leaf axils at or near the apex of the cane either with or without the leaves occuring in the late spring and summer.

Allow this species to dry out between waterings in the winter but not for long, fertilizer should be eliminated completely until new growth is initiated in the spring.

Synonyms Aporum junceum (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983 ; Callista juncea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Ceraia juncea (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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