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Dendrobium amoenum

Den amoenum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. amoenum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium amoenum
Wallich ex Lindley 1830


357px-Dendrobium amoenum - Curtis' 101 (Ser. 3 no. 31) pl. 6199 (1875)

"Curtis's Botanical Magazine" vol. 101

Dendrobium amoenum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with a single 3.75 to 5 cm wide flower. Flower are fragrant with the scent of violets.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the oak forest of western Himalayas,India, Assam, eastern Himalayas, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Bangladesh and Myanamarin at elevations of 660 to 2000 meters

CultureEdit

Plant grows in cool to intermediate 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Lovely Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Callista amoena (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Dendrobium eggertoniae Lindley 1847
  3. Dendrobium mesochlorum Lindley 1847

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