Dendrobium purpureum

Den purpureum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. purpureum
Binomial name
Dendrobium purpureum
Roxb. 1820

Dendrobium purpureum is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms at any season with a cluster of 2 cm flowers.


Plants are found growing in the coastal lowland and montane forest of Malay archipeligo, New Guinea, the Caroline Islands, Fiji and Vanuatu at elevaions of 0 to 1150 meters.


Plant grows in intermediate to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. 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.


Dendrobium purpureum var. album Dendrobium purpureum var. album Sepals and petals are white with green tips, lip is white.


Common Names: The Purple Dendrobium


  1. Callista purpurea (Roxb.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Callista reinwardtii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Dendrobium reinwardtii Lindl. 1859l Dendrobium praeustum Kraenzl 1910
  4. Dendrobium purpureum subsp. candidulum (Rchb.f.) Dauncey & P.J.Cribb 1993
  5. Dendrobium purpureum var. album Sander 1926
  6. Dendrobium purpureum var. candidulum Rchb.f. 1887
  7. Dendrobium purpureum var. moseleyi Hemsl. 1884
  8. Dendrobium purpureum var steffensianum Schltr. 1911
  9. Dendrobium reinwardtii Lindl. 1859
  10. Dendrobium scabripes Kraenzl. 1910
  11. Dendrobium talaudense J.J.Sm. 1930
  12. Dendrobium viridiroseum Rchb.f 1855
  13. Pedilonum purpureum [Roxb.] Breiger 1981
  14. Pedilonum reinwardtii [Lindl.] Rauschert 1983
  15. Pedilonum talaudense (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

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