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Dendrobium rhodostictum

Dendrobium rhodostictum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. rhodostictum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium rhodostictum
F. Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894


Dendrobium rhodostictum is a species of genus Dendrobium

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in the spring and again from late summer to fall with three to eight flowers. Flowers are 5 cm wide and fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in trees in the montane forest of eastern New Guinea to Bougainville Island at elevations of 800 to 1200 meters

CultureEdit

Plant grows in cool 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 drained mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Do not allow potting media to dry out.

NamingEdit

Common Names:The Red-Spotted Dendrobium

SynonymEdit

  1. Dendrobium madonnae Rolfe 1903
  2. Sayeria rhodosticta (F. Muell. & Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

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