Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dendrobium lichenastrum

Dendrobium lichenastrum - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI got my Dendrobium lichenastrum two years ago at the BBQ the SCOS has every fall. Dendrobium lichenastrum - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI have it hot and bright and hanging near the door so I can see it when I go in. It has two spikes with a single flower each right now. It has been blooming as it has grown all summer.

Dendrobium 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 have taken small pieces from the edge both this year and last year. I only have one of these left and it looks like nothing but I saw it bloom earlier this month.


  1. The division I got from you in April has bloomed twice for me so far and is growing well.

  2. And that was a tiny green spot on the cork, right? Have you found a scent?

  3. Richard, I got a nice piece of lichenastrum from you on ebay a year or two ago. I really love the unusual scent, it's kind of addictive and VERY strong for such a tiny plant and flower. Of the couple hundred orchids I grow this is definitely in my top 5.


  4. One of my favorites too. The plant is attractive all year long.

  5. Yep, it was only a four piece division, so it was pretty tiny. It's bloomed on every growth so far and does have a slight fragrance.