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The Noble Dendrobium Orchid (Dendrobium nobile ‘Apollon’) is a flowering, bulbous, epiphytic plant in the Orchidaceae family of orchids. 

It is native to Asia, in countries such as India, Taiwan, China, New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and South-East Asia.

It grows to 30 centimetres (12 inches) tall. 

Its oval leaves are 5-8 centimetres (2-4 inches) long. It drops its leaves when blooming or shortly after the blooming season. They turn yellow or black-spotted before they drop. Fresh leaves grow from spring to autumn.

The bamboo canes without leaves remain green.

The white flowers have elongated ruffled petals with a light-yellow centre. The petals and are about 3-5 centimetres (1-2 inches) in diameter. 

The Noble Dendrobium Orchid blooms from late winter for up to 2 months. 

Photographed at the Orchid Exhibition, Paris Botanical Garden, France, March 2022.

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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