Dendrobium lacteum

Den lacteum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. lacteum
Binomial name
Dendrobium lacteum
Kraenzl. 1894

Dendrobium lacteum is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant flowers in mid summer with two to three flowers. Flowers are 3 to 5 cm wide and short lived.


Plant is found growing on smooth bark trunks near swamps of Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 40 to 900 meters


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.


Common Names:The Milk-White Dendrobium


  1. Dendrobium coxii F.M. Bailey 1906
  2. Dendrobium purissimum Kraenzl. 1910
  3. Dendrobium purissimum Kraenzl. 1910
  4. Dendrobium quinarium Rolfe 1901
  5. Euphlebium lacteum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

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