Monday, December 27, 2010

Dendrobium lichenastrum

Dendrobium lichenastrum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergDendrobium lichenastrum seems to really like conditions in the Napa greenhouse. It has grown steadily and has been in bloom almost the whole time I have had it. The flowers are only 1/4 inches across and the pseudobulbs are about the same.

Dendrobium lichenastrum - Plant photo by Richard LindbergDendrobium lichenastrum grows in north-eastern Australia at all elevations. It is fragrant and blooms in the fall. It is very small and forms a mat.

I got the plant at the SCOS BBQ over a year ago. Last spring I reduced the plant in size by taking small divisions and mounting them on cork. Since they were so small and I wasn't sure they would grow I didn't add them to the catalog. Now that I see them doing well I will.

1 comment:

  1. Great plant, Richard! I got a nice-sized chunk of this from you on ebay earlier this year. It's growing well w/ multiple leads and I've gotten a couple flushes of blooms so far. I enjoy the fragrance and I really look forward to growing this one into a specimen. Thanks for sharing divisions of such unusual orchids!

    --Nat

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