Orchid of the month: December

Dendrobium leucocyanum

Dendrobium leucocyanum
Picture Rogier van Vugt.

This enchanting creeping miniature was described by Tom Reeve from a collection at 2600 metres in Enga Province, Papua New Guinea in 1979. It is a mat-forming epiphyte with globose pseudobulbs. The paired leaves are often tinged maroon in high light. The flowers arise in clusters of up to 25 from leafless pseudobulbs and are ice-blue-green but sometimes cream or violet tinged. They can last for several months. A real gem.

Price £22 plus £5 postage and packing.

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