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Dendrobium bracteosum

Den bracteosum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. bracteosum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium bracteosum
Rchb. f. 1886


Dendrobium bracteosum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from spring to fall with three to eight 2.5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the mangrove forest of Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 0 to 700 meters

CultureEdit

Plant grows in cool 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 drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Dendrobium bracteosum roseum Dendrobium bracteosum var roseum Sepals and petals are magenta, lip is magenta
Dendrobium bracteosum album Dendrobium bracteosum var album Sepals and petals are white, lip is orange

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Bracted Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Dendrobium bracteosum var. album Sander 1901
  2. Dendrobium bracteosum var. roseum Sander 1901
  3. Dendrobium chrysolabium Rolfe 1889
  4. Dendrobium chrysolabrum Rolfe 1889
  5. Dendrobium dixsonii F.M.Bailey 1896
  6. Dendrobium dixsonii var. eborinum F.M.Bailey 1899
  7. Dendrobium eitapense Schlechter 1912
  8. Dendrobium leucochysum Schlechter 1923
  9. Dendrobium novae-hiberniae Kranzlin 1894
  10. Dendrobium quadrialatum J.J.Sm. 1922
  11. Dendrobium trisaccatum Kranzlin 1910
  12. Pedilonum bracteosum (Rchb. f.) Rauschert 1983
  13. Pedilonum eitapense (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983
  14. Pedilonum leucochysum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983
  15. Pedilonum quadrialatum [J.J.Sm.] Raushert 1983

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