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Dendrobium atroviolaceum

Dendrobium atroviolaceum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. atroviolaceum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium atroviolaceum
Rolfe 1890


Dendrobium atroviolaceum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to early summer with several 6 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in New Guinea at an elevation of 300 to 750 meters

CultureEdit

Plant grows in intermediate to warm 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 drained mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Do not allow potting media to dry out.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Black Blood-Red Derndrobium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Dendrobium eustachyum Schlechter 1923
  2. Dendrobium macgregorii F.Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894
  3. Latourea atroviolacea [Rolfe] Breiger 1981
  4. Latourorchis atroviolacea [Rolfe] Breiger 1981
  5. Sayeria atroviolacea (Rolfe) Rauschert 1983
  6. Sayeria eustachya (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983
  7. Sayeria forbesii (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

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