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Dendrobium porphyrochilum

Den porphyrochilum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. porphyrochilum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium porphyrochilum
Lindl. 1859


Dendrobium porphyrochilum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the winter with 1cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on trees in the Himalayas and Yunnan China at elevations of 1700 to 2300 meters.

CultureEdit

Plants should be grown in moderate light with cool temperatures. 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.

NamingEdit

Common Names: The purple lipped Dendrobium

SynonymsEdit

  1. Callista porphyrochila (Lindl.) Kuntze, 1891.
  2. Dendrobium caespitosum King & Pantl., J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal, 1895.

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