September 19, 2013

Dendrobium laevifolium (peach)

Dendrobium laevifolium belong to section Oxyglossum of the genus but is a warm-growing species, one of the few in that section.  It ordinarily has bright pink flowers, but this clone is unusual in that the flowers are a pale peach color and are smaller than other plants of the species, 2cm long.  The plant is also smaller, only 4.5cm.  The species is from New Guinea, the Solomon Island, Bougainville and other South Pacific Islands.

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