Dendrobium acerosum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. acerosum
Binomial name
Dendrobium acerosum
Lindl. 1841

Dendrobium acerosum is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms from spring to fall with up to three flowers which are around 1.5 cm wide.


Plant is found on rocks and trees in the lowland forest of Borneo, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma.


Plant grows in warm to hot temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter reduce watering until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.


Common Names:The Pointed Dendrobium


  1. Aporum acerosum (Lindl.) Brieger 1981
  2. Aporum calceolariae (J.König) M.A.Clem. 2003
  3. Aporum subteres Griff. 1845
  4. Callista acerosa (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  5. Callista subteres (Griff.) Kuntze 1891
  6. Cymbidium calceolaria (J.König) Willd. 1805
  7. Epidendrum calceolariae J.König 1791
  8. Dendrobium subteres (Griff.) Lindl. 1859

Reference Edit

  • Baker, Charles O., and Margaret L.. Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium. Oregon: Timber Press, 1996.
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