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Dendrobium lawesii

Den lawesii

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. lawesii
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium lawesii
F. Mueller 1884


Dendrobium lawesii is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

The plant blooms year round with many 1.75 cm wide flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found on trees in cool misty lowland forest of Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters

CultureEdit

Plant grows in cool to intermediate 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. Plant can grow mounted.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Dendrobium lawesii Dendrobium lawesii variant Pink petals and sepals, Pink lip
Dendrobium lawesii bicolor white pink Dendrobium lawesii variant Pink petals and sepals with white tips, Pink lip

NamingEdit

Common Names:Lawes' Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Chromatotriccum delphinioides (R.S.Rogers) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  2. Chromatotriccum lawesii (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  3. Dendrobium delphinioides R.S.Rogers 1925
  4. Dendrobium lawesii var. salmonicolor Schltr. 1912
  5. Dendrobium psuedomohlianum Krzl. ?
  6. Dendrobium warburgianum Krzl. 1891
  7. Pedilonum lawesii (F. Muell.) Rauschert 1983

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