Dendrobium fimbriatum Hook. 1830


The Danish botanist Nathaniel Wallich collected the beautiful yellow flowered Dendrobium fimbriatum Hook. 1830 orchid in Nepal in the year 1820 and was sending the plant to Liverpool Botanic Garden.The Dendrobium fimbriatum orchid has been primarily described by William Jackson Hooker the first director of Kew Royal Botanic Gardens.

The epiphytic, lithophytic or terrestrial growing Dendrobium fimbriatum is endemic to the Himalayas, India (Assam, Sikkim), Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, South China, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Malaysia, Laos and Vietnam. In Thailand Dendrobium fimbriatum orchids are called: Ueang Kham Ta Dam, Ueang Waeo Mayura or Ueang Kham Foi. The bright yellow flowers reach a size
of about 5-7 cm in diameter and have a quite unpleasant, sour smell.
Flowering period: March - May. Dendrobium fimbriatum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival).

The large sized orchid requires cool to warm temperatures, medium light or partial shade and a well drained potting mix. Plants should be kept moist, but not sogging wet, during the growth season, whilst waterings should be restricted during the winter rest, until new growth appears.

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Image: Dendrobium fimbriatum Hook. 1830, Flower Macro
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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