Dendrobium sulcatum Lindl. 1838 SECTION Densiflora Photo by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Inflorescence Photo by Jay Pfahl

FragrancePart sun Warm LATESpring

Common Name The Furrowed Lip Dendrobium - In Thailand - Ueang champa nan - In China Ju Cao Shi Hu

Flower Size to 1" [to 2.5 cm]

This small to medium sized, warm growing epiphyte has flattened, 10" [25 cm] long, clavate pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, ovate leaves that blooms in the late spring on a short, pendulous inflorescence produced below the apical leaf and is not much longer with very short lived, fimbriate flowers. It is found in Assam, eastern Himalayas, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and south central China in tropical valleys at altitudes of 500 to 1000 meters.

Synonyms Callista sulcata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891;

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