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Dendrobium forbesii

Dendrobium forbesii

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


Dendrobium forbesii is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Names:Forbes' Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  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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