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Dendrobium helix

Den helix

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. helix
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium helix
P.J. Cribb 1980


Dendrobium helix is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms at any season with fifteen to twenty 10 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the lowland forest of New Guinea at elevations of 0 to 150 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 Twisted Petal Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Durabaculum helix (P.J.Cribb) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

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