Dendrobium chameleon

Den chameleon

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. chameleon
Binomial name
Dendrobium chameleon
Ames 1908

Dendrobium chameleon is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms with one to six 2.5 to 3.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers quickly turn from white to yellow as they age.


Plants are found growing on rocks and tree trunks in Philippines and Taiwan, China at altitudes of 600 to 1000.


Plant requires cool to intermediate temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter reduce 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.


Common Names: The Chameleon Dendrobium


  1. Dendrobium chameleon f. alba Ames & Quisumb 1931
  2. Dendrobium chameleon var. ovatilabium Ames & Quisumb. 1931
  3. Dendrobium longicalcaratum Hayata 1914
  4. Dendrobium randaiense Hayata 1911
  5. Pedilonum longicalcaratum (Hayata) Rauschert 1983

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