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Dendrobium insigne

Den. insigne

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. insigne
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium insigne
[Bl.]Rchb. f. ex Miq. 1859


Dendrobium insigne is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plants bloom at any season with one to two 5 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on trees in Papua and New Guinea, and Queensland Australia at elevations of 0 to 600 meters

CultureEdit

Plant requires warm temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter keep plant dry and withhold water until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Splendid Dendrobium, The Mangrove Tartan Orchid

SynonymsEdit

  1. Callista insignis (Rchb. f. ex Miq.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Dendrobium gazellae Kraenzl. 1886
  3. Dendrobium lyperanthiflorum Kraenzl. 1894
  4. Dendrobium obcuneatum F.M. Bailey 1906
  5. Dendrobium pentactis Kraenzl. 1910
  6. *Dichopus insignis Blume 1856
  7. Grastidium insigne (Blume) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997
  8. Grastidium lyperanthiflorum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983
  9. Grastidium obcuneatum (F.M.Bailey) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1983

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