Saturday, July 20, 2013

Dimerandra emarginata

Dimerandra emarginata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergDimerandra emarginata - Flower photo by Richard LindbergDimerandra emarginata - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThis Dimerandra emarginata is a collection plant. I got it last year as part of a trade. The other person chose it for me and I am glad he did. It got me acquainted with a genus I had not been familiar with.

Dimerandra emarginata grows from Mexico all along the east coast of South America down to Brazil. It is warm to hot growing and grows in low elevation rain forests, blooming through summer into fall. The genus Dimerandra (Dmd) contains 7 species growing from the West Indies down to Brazil at lower elevations.

This plant is mounted in coconut fiber. There are ten pseudobulbs and stands ten inches above the medium. It has fewer leaves than it had when I got it, but It has also grown taller. It is in conditions that ought to be similar to the ones where it grows. I am not going to make any change for at least another year.

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