Den. laevifolium

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  • September 10, 2023 at 10:08 pm #13544

    This warm to cool growing miniature species is found in New Guinea, Vanuatu, Soloman and Santa Cruz Islands. It grows as an epiphyte on moss covered trees 600 to 2400 meters in elevation. This species, formerly of the section Oxyglossum, is now in the section Calyprochilus, and includes species such as Den. cuthbertsonii and Den. bracteosum. Being bird pollinated, these bloom on leafless pseudobulbs. Den. laevifolium grows best in sphagnum moss and kept moist at all times in about 65 to 70% shade. This is the typical pink lavender form. An area or yellow form also exists.

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