Dendrobium forbesii

Dendrobium forbesii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. forbesii
Binomial name
Dendrobium forbesii
Ridl. 1886

Dendrobium forbesii is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms from summer to winter with seven to twenty flowers. Flowers are 3 to 7 cm wide and fragrant.


Plant is found growing in montane forest and moist and mossy valleys of eastern Papua New Guinea at elevations of 900 to 1500 meter


Plant grows in intermediate to warm 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 drained mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.


Common Names:Forbes' Dendrobium


  1. Dendrobium ashworthiae O'Brien 1901
  2. Dendrobium eustachyum Schltr. 1923
  3. Latourea forbesii [Ridl.] Breiger 1981
  4. Latourorchis forbesii [Ridl.] Breiger 1981

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