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Dendrobium cruentum

Den cruentum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. cruentum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium cruentum
Rchb.f 1884


Dendrobium cruentum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom from spring to fall with 1 to 2 flowers with a faint fragrance. Flowers are long lasting and 3.75 to 6.25 cm wide.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the open lowland forest of Thailand, Burma and Vietnam

CultureEdit

Plant grows in intermediate 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 Blood Red Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Callista cruenta (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891

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