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Dendrobium secundum


Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea and the Philippines in semi-deciduous and deciduous dry lowland forests and savana-like hill woodlands at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters as a semi-pendulous, medium to large sized, hot to warm growing, cane-like species is with erect or semipendulous, stout, tapering at both ends, sulcate stems with oblong to oblong-lanceolate, persistent, unequally bilobed apically leaves that bloom in the late summer through late spring on last years mature pseudobulb with the 5" [12.5 cm] long inflorescence arising from near the apex of the leafless canes with many [50], waxy, glossy, fragrant flowers that do not open well.

This orchid should be mounted to accomodate the often pendulous growth habit but if a pot is used it should be as small as possible and it should be allowed to dry out between waterings and fertilizer lessened through the winter months resuming only after the initiation of new growth in the spring.

Dendrobium secundum

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