Dendrobium macrophyllum

Den macrophyllum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. macrophyllum
Binomial name
Dendrobium macrophyllum
A. Richard 1834

348px-Dendrobium macrophyllum (as Dendrobium macrophyllum, var. veitchianum) - Curtis' 93 (Ser. 3 no. 23) pl. 5649 (1867)

"Curtis's Botanical Magazine" vol. 93

Dendrobium macrophyllum is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms from spring to late summer with 15 to 25 flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 5 cm wide.


Plant is found in the coastal jungles of Java to the Philippines and on to Samoa in the Pacific Islands at elevations of 0 to 1700 meters.


Plant grows in warm to hot temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist but not wet and fertilize during growth season. During winter reduce watering until new shoots appear and then resume regular watering schedule. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.


Den macrophyllum velutinum Dendrobium macrophyllum var. velutinum Sepals are pale yellow and spotted on backside, petals are pale yellow, upper lip is striped with purple stripes, and lower lip is spotted with dark spots. Lip is pale yellow
Den. macrophyllum Dendrobium macrophyllum variant Sepals and petals are golden yellow, upper lip is striped, and lower lip is spotted with light brown spots


Common Names:The Large-Leafed Dendrobium


  1. Callista gordonii (S. Moore) Kuntze 1891
  2. Callista macrophylla (A. Rich.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Callista veitchiana (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Dendrobium brachythecum F Mueller & Krzl. 1894
  5. Dendrobium ferox Hassk. 1835
  6. Dendrobium gordoni S. Moore Ex Baker 1883
  7. Dendrobium lucae F. Mueller 1910
  8. Dendrobium musciferum Schlechter 1912
  9. Dendrobium palawense Schlechter 1914
  10. Dendrobium psyche Krzl. 1910
  11. Dendrobium sarcostemma Teijsm. & Binn 1866
  12. Dendrobium sarcostemma Teijsm. & Binn. 1830
  13. Dendrobium setigerum Ames ?
  14. Dendrobium ternatense J.J.Sm. 1909
  15. Dendrobium tomohonense Krzl. 1910
  16. Dendrobium veitchianum Lindley 1847
  17. Latourea macrophylla ( A.Rich. ) F.G.Brieger 1981
  18. Latourea muscifera ( Schltr. ) F.G.Brieger 1981
  19. Latourorchis macrophylla [A.Rich.] Breiger 1981
  20. Latourorchis muscifera ( Schltr. ) F.G.Brieger 1981
  21. Sayeria macrophylla (A. Rich.) Rauschert 1983
  22. Sayeria muscifera (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983
  23. Sayeria palawensis (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983
  24. Sayeria psyche (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

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