November 19, 2013

Epigeneium nakaharaei

I posted this species not long ago, but took more pictures the other day since it is now at the peak of its bloom cycle and covered with flowers.  At that time I wrote: Epigeneium nakaharaei is from Taiwan and is closely related to Dendrobium.  In fact, it was once classified as a Dendrobium.  The growths are 3-4 cm and the flowers 2.5 cm with a glossy brown lip.  It quickly forms a large clump and scrambles all over and for that reason is best grown on a mount.  It blooms in the autumn.  The individual flowers are not long lasting, but it continues to produces flowers for several months.

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