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Dendrobium papilio

Den papilio

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. papilio
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium papilio
Loher 1897


Dendrobium papilio is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single 7 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on mossy trees in the Philippines at elevations of 1400 to 2200 meters

CultureEdit

Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter withold watering until new shoots appear. Mist the surface of the potting media to prevent pseudobulbs from drying. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Eared Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Aporum papilio (Loher) Rauschert 1983
  2. Dendrobium vanoverberghii Ames 1913 publ. 1914

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