Dendrobium leonis

Den leonis

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. leonis
Binomial name
Dendrobium leonis
Rchb. f. 1864

Dendrobium leonis is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms from spring to fall with a single flower. Flowers are 2 cm wide and have a vanilla fragrance.


Plant is found growing in lowland forest of Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sumatra and Borneo at elevations of 100 to 1500 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. Plant is best grown mounted.


Common Names:The Lion-Like Dendrobium


  1. Aporum leonis Lindl. 1840
  2. Callista leonis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

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