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Dendrobium cochliodes

Dendrobium cochliodes

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. cochliodes
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium cochliodes
Schltr. 1912


Dendrobium cochliodes is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to fall with six to thirty flowers that are up to 5cm wide.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in misty forest usually near water in Papua, New Guinea and Irian Jaya at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters.

CultureEdit

Plant grows in warm to hot 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The Shell-Like Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Dendrobium ruidilobum J.J. Sm. 1934
  2. Durabaculum cochliodes (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  3. Durabaculum ruidilobum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

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