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Dendrobium chrysanthum

Den chrysanthum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. chrysanthum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium chrysanthum
Wallich ex Lindley 1828


Dendrobium chrysanthum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to fall with one to three 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the coniferous forest of the Himalayas, Assam India, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at an elevation of 350 to 2200 meters

CultureEdit

Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter withold watering until new shoots appear. Mist the surface of the potting media to prevent pseudobulbs from drying. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Golden Yellow Flowered Dendrobium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Callista chrysantha (Wall.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Dendrobium chrysanthum var. anophthalama Rchb.f. 1883
  3. Dendrobium chrysanthum var. microphthalama Rchb.f. 1879
  4. Dendrobium paxtonii Lindley not Paxton 1839

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