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Dendrobium cretaceum

Dendrobium cretaceum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. cretaceum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium cretaceum
Lindl. 1847


Dendrobium cretaceum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late winter to spring with a single 5 cm wide flower. Flower is fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing on trees in China, Assam India, the Himalayas, Nepal, Andaman Islands, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters

CultureEdit

Plant requires cool to intermediate temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During fall reduce watering as winter approaches. During winter withhold 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. Plant can be mounted

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Chalky like Dendrobium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Callista cretacea (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Dendrobium polyanthum Wall. ex Lindl. 1830

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