Dendrobium punamense

Dendrobium punamense

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. punamense
Binomial name
Dendrobium punamense
Schltr. 1905

Dendrobium punamense is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms in late spring with few 2cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing on trees in the lowland forest of New Guinea, New Britain, Manus, New Ireland, Bougainville, and the Guadalcanal Islands at 100 to 1000 meters in elevation.


Plant grows in warm temperatures with medium amounts of light and high humidity. 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 can also be mounted


Common Names:


  1. Sayeria punamensis (Schltr.) Rauschert, Feddes Repert. 94: 468 (1983).
  2. Dendrobium waterhousei Carr, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 379 (1934).

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