Dendrobium crepidatum Lindl. ex Paxt.

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Dendrobium crepidatum Lindl. ex Paxt. is a herbaceous plant. Stem drape, fleshy hypertrophy, turquoise, cylindrical, usually 30-40 cm long, ca. 1 cm, slightly constricted at base, unbranched, with nodes, 3-4 cm internodes, green and white Striped sheath, dried copper color. Leaves nearly leathery, narrowly lanceolate, 5-10 cm long, 1-1.25 cm wide, apex acuminate, base with a sheath-shaped membranous sheath.
Racemes short, erupted from upper part of fallen old stem, with 1-4 flowers; inflorescences ca. 3 mm, base 3-4 membered dry membranous sheaths; bracts ovate, ca. 4 Mm, apex acute; pedicel and ovary lavender, ca. 3.5 cm; flower thick, spreading; sepals and petals white, middle upper lavender, dried waxy; middle sepals nearly elliptic, 2.1 cm long, Sepals ovate-oblong, nearly as large as middle sepals, apex obtuse, base astigmatism, with 5 veins, on the abaxial surface of which rib a few keel-like bulge; calyx sac small , Nearly spherical, about 5 mm long.
Petals broadly obovate, 2.1 cm long and 1.2 cm wide, apex suborbicular with 5 veins; lapels above middle of lip, golden yellow below middle, suborbicular or broadly obovate, ca. 2 cm wide, Centrally below the two sides of the pistils, densely pubescent above; white stamens, with 2 purplish stripes in front, ca. 3 mm; cap nearly conical, narrowly rounded at the top and curved forward, with a thin front edge tooth. Flowering from March to April.
Habitat habitat
Born in 1000-1800 meters above sea level forest in the mountains or on the valley rock. Production in southern China to southwestern Yunnan (Menghai, Mengla, Zhenkang, Cangyuan), southwestern Guizhou (Xingyi, Luodian). Distributed in India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam. Specimens collected from northeastern India.
Growing habits
Dendrobium crepidatum Lindl. ex Paxt. is a kind of hippocampus perennial herbs, like in the warm, humid, annual rainfall of more than 1000 mm, half-shade half-sun environment, the average January temperature above 8 ℃ in the subtropical forests grow better, Suitable growth temperature of 15 to 28 degrees, suitable for the growth of air humidity above 60%, less demanding on the soil fertility, wild and more loose and thick bark or trunk growth, and some also grow in the crevice. Is an aerial root, the main requirements of the root permeability is good, the best substrate to breathe air ventilation, in the appropriate temperature and humidity, fast growth, survivability is very strong. Spring and early summer each year, biennial stems on the section of the inflorescence, flowering stems grow into new stems into stems, autumn and winter into the dormant period.