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Dendrobium antennatum

Dendrobium antennatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. antennatum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium antennatum
[Rchb.f]J.J.Sm. 1843


Dendrobium antennatum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the summer with three to fifteen flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 7.5 cm long.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in high tree branches in coastal forest, mangrove swamps, savannah and rain forests of Australia, Papua New Guinea and Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands (location Goldridge) at elevations below 800 meters

CultureEdit

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

NamingEdit

Common Names: Antelope Orchid, Antenna Orchid, The Antennaed Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Callista antennata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Ceratobium antennatum (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  3. Ceratobium dalbertisii (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  4. *Dendrobium d'albertissi Rchb.f 1878

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