Golden Arch Dendrobium
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Golden Arch Dendrobium
ative Photo: Gary Thingnam
Common name: Golden Arch Dendrobium, Golden Bow Dendrobium • Manipuri: ꯈꯣꯉꯨꯃꯦꯂꯩ Khongumelei
Botanical name: Dendrobium chrysotoxum    Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family)
Synonyms: Dendrobium suavissimum

Golden Arch Dendrobium is a stunningly beautiful orchid native to North-East India. It first appeared in England in 1858. The plant is adored for it arching spikes of 4 cm waxy, bright orange fragrant flowers, with fringed lip. The goldish, spindle-shaped pseudobulbs are grooved lengthwise . They are ended by 2 or 3 extended oval tough leaves. The flower stalk grows out of the apex of the pseudobulb and is covered with up to 20 flowers. The flowers are yellow,the lip orange-and-yellow with a frilly edge. A very showy species that will develop into large multiflowered clumps, a pot or basket is needed, with lots of water and fertiliser when in active growth and a dryer rest after flowering. This can be a difficult species for growers in warm climates because it requires bright light for satisfactory growth and flower production but prefers intermediate temperatures.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed in Imphal, Manipur

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