Dendrobium linguella Rchb. f. 1882


The epiphytic growing Dendrobium linguella Rchb. f. 1882 orchid species is endemic to Myanmar (formerly Burma), Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.

The waxy looking flowers reach a size of about 2 cm. Flowering period: March - April. The pale mauve colored flowers are born on short, about 3 cm long, inflorescences, arrising in clusters on mature canes, which carry up to 4-5 flowers per node. Dendrobium linguella looks very similar to Dendrobium hercoglossum , but differs in a more open lip. Dendrobium linguella orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid species requires a warm – hot, humid climate and a medium amount of light. Plants should be kept humid, but not wet during growth season. Waterings should be restricted during the winter rest until new growth appears.

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Image: Dendrobium linguella Rchb. f. 1882
Photographer: Kitisak “Nat” Jaidee

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