Dendrobium secundum

Dendrobium secundum

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. secundum
Binomial name
Dendrobium secundum
[Bl.] Lindl. 1828

Dendrobium secundum is a species of the genus Dendrobium


Plants bloom in the late spring to summer with up to seventy 1.25 cm wide fragrant flowers.


Plants are found growing in semi deciduodus and lowland forest of Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo New Guinea and the Philippines at elevations of 0 to 700 meters.


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. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.


Den secundum album Dendrobium secundum var. alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is yellow
Dendrobium secundum1 Dendrobium secundum variant Sepals and petals are pink, lip is orange


Common Names:Toothbrush orchid


  1. Callista bursigera [Lindley]O. Ktze 1891
  2. Callista secunda [Bl.] O. Ktze 1891
  3. Dendrobium bursigerum Lindley 1859
  4. Dendrobium heterostigma Rchb.f 1859
  5. Dendrobium secundum f. album Valmayor
  6. Dendrobium secundum [Bl.]Lindl. var bursigerum Ridley
  7. Dendrobium secundum var. niveum Rchb.f. 1882
  8. Pedilonum bursigerum (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983
  9. *Pedilonum secundum Bl. 1825

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