Dendrobium fytchianum Bateman 1864


The beautiful, white Dendrobium fytchianum, also called Fytch´s Dendrobium, has been discovered 1863 in Burma (nowadays Myanmar) by Captain Grant and Colonel Fytche.

James Bateman (1811 - 1897), an English horticulturist classified the Dendrobium fytchianum in one of his three orchid books in 1864.
In the wild Dendrobium fytchianum orchids are considered to be rare. The small white flowers reach a size of 2-4 cm and as they`re long-lasting, they`re suitable as cut flowers. Flowering period: Spring - Summer. Dendrobium fytchianum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires a cool to warm, humid climate and medium light. Watering should be restricted during the winter rest until new growth appears

Macro Image: Dendrobium fytchianum Bateman 1864
Photographer: Posantor “Chocolate” Salie

Image: Dendrobium fytchianum Bateman 1864
(Orchid Exhibition Ratchaphruek, Dec. 2009, Chiang Mai, Thailand)
Photographer: Posantor “Chocolate” Salie

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Flowers Dezember 25, 2009 um 11:34

Nice blog. I am fascinated by the beauty of Orchids. It really looks cute. Keep up the good work.

Kyi May Kaung Mai 11, 2010 um 10:29

My mother had this one too.

I am so pleased to find it on your site!

It is much prized by Burmese and called “Khwa Nyo Pan.”

“grey hoof? flower?”

Kyi May Kaung

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