Dendrobium moschatum

Den moschatum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. moschatum
Binomial name
Dendrobium moschatum
Sw. 1805

Dendrobium moschatum is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms from spring to summer with five to ten 8.75 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plants are found in the Himalayas, Assam and Sikkim India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma, Hainan China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam


Plant requires cool to warm temperatures and medium amounts of light. Plant prefers to dry out between waterings. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Plant can be mounted


Common Names:The Musky Smelling Dendrobium


  1. Callista calceola (Carey ex Hook.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Callista moschata Kuntze 1891
  3. Cymbidium moschatum Willd. 1805
  4. Dendrobium calceolaria Carey ex Hook. 1825
  5. Dendrobium cupreum Herb. ex Lindl. 1835
  6. Dendrobium moschatum Wall. ex D.Don 1825
  7. Dendrobium moschatum var. unguipetalum I.Barua 2001
  8. Epidendrum moschatum Buch.-Ham. 1800
  9. Thicuania moschata (Sw.) Raf. 1836

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