- Dendrobium officinale is EXTREMELY hard to research, if you are not familiar with the 
    Chinese language. Many of the studies and experiments conducted on D. officinale are in

Wonderful picture of Dendrobium officinale
Courtesy of Jenna Possley

 - The Chinese name for Dendrobium is Shih-hu. "Shih" mean rock and "hu" means living in

 - The Chinese believed that if this orchid could grow in rocky areas, it must contain qualities
    that would make the body strong.

 - Dendrobium officinale Chinese name T'eh-p'i Shih-hu means "iron skin."

 - Dendrobium officinale doesn't have an endosperm or nutrition source within the seed.

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