Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Dendrobium hendersonii Hawkes & Heller.

A small beauty

This species was found growing along the waterfalls of Lata Lembik in Raub, Pahang.

I picked up a large fallen tree trunk with many other species such as the common Pigeon Orchid (Dendrobium crumenatum) I noticed the significant difference by its pseudobulb which is squarish and short compared to the common brethen. It was not flowering then but only 2 years later under cultivation. It is not commonly found in nurseries or collections except those who are keen in such rare beauties.
We like the flower shape which is so prominent and proudly, a Dendrobium. Perhaps someone could look into this for hybridization.