(Dendrobium, Fringe-lipped Dendrobium, Sentinel Orchid)
The most commonly cultivated form of Dendrobium fimbriatum, variety oculata is distinguished by its maroon-blotched floral lip. This long-stemmed, semi-deciduous orchid is native to humid temperate upland forests from India to Vietnam. An epiphyte, it typically grows on tree trunks and rock ledges in the wild.
This frost-tender perennial bears leathery, lance-shaped leaves on long, erect to arching, spindle-shaped stems. Yellow to orange blooms with fringed, darker-hued lips...
(Australian Pink Rock Orchid, Captain King's Dendrobium, Pink Rock Lily, Pink Rock Orchid)
This clump-forming orchid is grown for its handsome evergreen foliage and for its late winter to early spring display of showy fragrant flowers. It is native to upland forests of eastern Australia, growing on rock outcroppings and cliffs.
This relatively cold-hardy dendrobium bears long lance-shaped leaves on 4- to 12-inch (10- to 30-cm), narrowly conical "pseudobulbs." White, pink, purple, or red blooms are produced in erect or curving, 3- to 20-flowered clusters in late winter or early spring....
James H. Schutte
(Dendrobium, Noble Dendrobium, Sentinel Orchid)
Perfect for cool greenhouses or minimally heated winter sunrooms, Dendrobium nobile and its many hybrids are grown for their winter to spring profusion of showy fragrant blooms. In the wild it grows on tree trunks and rocks in temperate, upland forests from the lower Himalayas to Vietnam.
This semi-evergreen perennial carries long lance-shaped leaves on slender, cane-like, 6- to 24-inch (15- to 60-cm) "pseudobulbs." In winter and spring, numerous small clusters of fragrant flowers...
(Blunt-Sepaled Dendrobium, Dendrobium, Sentinel Orchid)
Dendrobium obtusipetalum is a temperate-climate orchid prized for its handsome foliage and showy bi-colored flowers. This clump-forming perennial is native to mountains of New Guinea, where where it typically grows on tree and shrub branches.
The lance-shaped leaves of sentinel orchid are held in two ranks along arching, cane-like stems. In late fall and winter, crowded, short-stemmed clusters of showy flowers appear at the stem nodes. Each flower has a "candy-corn" color pattern, with...
(Dendrobium, Pine Cone Dendrobium, Sentinel Orchid)
Dendrobium thyrsiflorum is an epiphytic orchid grown for its fragrant clusters of large, white, yellow-lipped blooms. This evergreen perennial is native to mountain forests of southern Asia from the eastern Himalayas to Vietnam. It typically grows on tree trunks in the wild.
The leathery, lance-shaped leaves of this upright-growing orchid are held on narrowly conical, conspicuously ridged, 6- to 18-inch (15- to 45- cm) stems. The flowers occur in dense drooping clusters that develop...
(Chain Orchid, Dendrochilum)
Frequently called chain orchids, the nearly 300 species in genus Dendrochilum produce long flower clusters called raceme inflorescences. These racemes often are slender and pendent, looking like chains or pigtails, some even like plumes of grass grains. These evergreen herbaceous perennials are epiphytes (grow on trees) or lithophytes (grown on rock surfaces). Dendrochilum is naturally found across humid tropical Southeast Asia, from Burma to the Philippines, and even as far as...
Michael Charters, www.calflora.net
(Dendrochilum Orchid, Large-leaved Chain Orchid)
This epiphytic orchid is grown for its long chain-like clusters of tiny yellow flowers. It is native to upland forests of the Philippines, where it grows on tree branches and rock ledges.
The broadly lance-shaped, light green leaves of this frost-tender orchid are borne on clusters of short narrowly conical "pseudobulbs," with each pseudobulb producing one leaf. A pendent, catkin-like spike of fragrant, greenish-yellow blooms is borne on an arching flower stalk in spring, and sometimes again...
(Dendrochilum Orchid, Golden Chain Dendrochilum)
Dendrochilum magnum is a frost-tender evergreen orchid grown for its showy chain-like clusters of greenish-yellow flowers. It is native to humid upland forests in the Philippines, where it dwells on tree limbs and rock ledges.
The large, lance-shaped leaves of this epiphytic orchid are borne on clusters of conical to pear-shaped "pseudobulbs." Arching flower stalks arise in late summer and fall, each ending in a long, drooping, catkin-like spike of lightly fragrant, greenish-yellow flowers....
(Mount Kilimanjaro Groundsel)
This shrubby succulent offers a great mass of blue-green color from leaves in tufts. It is a form of an arborescent, or tree-like species native to Kenya, where it grows on Mount Kilimanjaro, hence its name. There, the long, hot, dry season is tempered by the high altitude. This is why this plant is indeed drought-tolerant but not as vigorous in very hot, inland regions. In the wild, this plant grows taller than a human. In cultivation it is much smaller. It produces woody, shaggy stems topped by...
This rapidly spreading, sun-tolerant fern inhabits clearings and open woodlands in eastern and central North America, often forming large colonies. Its common name refers to the hay-like scent of its lacy, yellow-green fronds.
Light green fiddleheads arise from slender underground rhizomes in spring, soon unfurling into upright, triangular fronds. The bipinnately compound fronds are divided into approximately 20 pairs of segments (pinnae) which are themselves divided into pinnules. The frond's...