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Dendrobium bensoniae

Den bensoniae

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. bensoniae
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium bensoniae
Rchb. f. 1867


Dendrobium bensoniae is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring with one to three 6.25 cm wide fragrant flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in NE India, Burma and possibly Thailand at elevations of 450 to 1550 meters.

CultureEdit

Plant requires warm to hot temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. Slowly reduce watering rate as winter approaches. During winter reduce watering until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Plant can also be mounted.

NamingEdit

Common Names: Benson's Dendrobium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Callista bensoniae (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891

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