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Dendrobium aphyllum

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Dendrobium aphyllum

Dendrobium aphyllum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. aphyllum
Binomial name
Dendrobium aphyllum
(Roxb.) C.E.C. Fisch. 1928

Dendrobium aphyllum is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms in the late spring with 3.3 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found growing on trees in Bangladesh, the Himalayas, Maldive Islands, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanamar, Thailand, Malaysia Laos, Vietnam, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Sumatra, Sulawesi and Queensland Australia.


Plant requires warm temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During fall reduce watering as winter approaches. During winter withold watering until new shoots appear but do not allow plant to dry out. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Plant can be mounted


Common Names:The Leafless Dendrobium


  1. Callista aphylla Kuntze 1891
  2. Callista stuartii [Bailey] Kuntze 1891
  3. Cymbidium aphyllum (Roxb.) Sw. 1799
  4. Dendrobium aphyllum var. katakianum I.Barua 2001
  5. Dendrobium gamblei King & Pantling 1897
  6. Dendrobium macrostachyum Lindl. 1830
  7. Dendrobium madrasense A. Hawkes 1963
  8. Dendrobium viridicatum Ridley 1903
  9. Dendrobium whiteanum T. E. Hunt 1951
  10. Epidendrum aphyllum (Roxb.) Poir. 1810
  11. *Limodorum aphyllum Roxb. 1895

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