Dendrobium atroviolaceum

Dendrobium atroviolaceum

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

Dendrobium atroviolaceum is a species of genus Dendrobium


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


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


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.


Common Names: The Black Blood-Red Derndrobium


  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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