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Dendrobium kingianum

Dendrobium kingianum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. kingianum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium kingianum
Bidwill ex Lindley 1844


Dendrobium kingianum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from winter to early spring with up to 20 flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 2 to 3 cm wide.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found in the coastal and montane forest of the eastern half of Australia at elevations of 50 to 1200 meters.

CultureEdit

Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize. Reduce watering in the fall to winter. Plants prefer the mix to dry out between watering. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Plant grows well mounted.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Dendrobium kingianum 'Black Beauty' Dendrobium kingianum 'Black Beauty' Sepals and petals are pink. Lip is white with a pink patch
Dendrobium kingianum 'Snow Drift' Dendrobium kingianum 'Snow Drift' Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white
Dendrobium kingianum 'Steve' Dendrobium kingianum 'Steve' Sepals and petals are white. Lip is pink
Dendrobium kingianum var silcockii Dendrobium kingianum var silcockii Sepals and petals are white. Lip is white with purple streaks
Dendrobium kingianum 1 Dendrobium kingianum variant Sepals and petals are white. Lip is magenta

NamingEdit

Common Names:Pink Rock Lily and Capt. King's Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Callista kingiana (Bidwill ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Dendrocoryne kingianum (Bidwill ex Lindl.) Brieger 1981
  3. Thelychiton kingianus (Bidwill ex Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  4. Tropilis kingiana (Bidwill ex Lindl.) Butzin 1982

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