The canes of this unique Dendrobium species are possibly more striking and memorable than the flowers! None others like it that I have seen in this genus (or any other orchid). The canes of Dendrobium treubii are approximately 24″ (60cm) long and FLAT. Very flat, and about 1.5″ (3.5cm) wide. The third photo has a view of the newest cane.
These photographs are from a first bloom seedling, and she has done well! The flowers are lovely in their pendulous presentation. Notably, the blooming cane shrivels and becomes rather dark (and leafless) prior to flowering.
We grow Dendrobium treubii in our warm room (62F, 17C minimum nights) with other mid to low light Dendrobium species (e.g., Dendrobium lawesii, Dendrobium chrysopterum, Dendrobium gnomus). Dendrobium treubii is native to Ambon Island, in the Moluccas.
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