Monday, August 15, 2011

Dendrobium fimbriatum oculatum

This Dendrobium fimbriatum came to me in a pot and I should have left it there. But no, I had to mount it. The plant grows in all directions with a 5-foot spread, looks dead and is a real space hog. And the flowers don't last long.

Dendrobium fimbriatum oculatum - Flower photo by Richard Lindberg

Dendrobium fimbriatum grows throughout Southeast Asia. It is cool to warm growing in humid pine forests at lower elevations. It is large, deciduous and needs bright light. Give it reduced water in winter but not completely dry.

I have had a hard time getting a flower picture I like. The one I took today is ok but I will take some more to see if I can get more detail.


  1. How about a photo of the plant itself? It sounds quite impressive. Long ago I imported many species of cane dendrobiums from Thailand and really enjoyed growing them They did grow like weeds in my greenhouse in WY. Hah!

  2. I was going to ask the same thing - a photo of the whole plant. The flowers are beautiful!

  3. Doesn't look like fimbriatum to me. More like moschatum.

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  4. I think you are right. Thanks for the correction, I want all my plants labelled properly.

  5. I have an unnamed dendrobium in my collection. This is the first photo I have found taht resembles it. Mine has a very pronounced cup that I haven;t found on any other species dens. This looks like it, but I'll check the moschatum. Thank you. I have to be anonymous as none of the other profiles seem to fit me.

  6. I have checked the den moschahatum file and feel sure that that is what your is and it certainly fits my orchid better than a fimbriatum.