Dendrobium spurium

Dendrobium spurium

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. spurium
Binomial name
Dendrobium spurium
(Blume) J.J.Sm. 1905

Dendrobium spurium is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms in from winter to summer with a single 4 cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in the swampy forest of Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Malaysia, the Philippines and Sumatra at elevations of 100 to 1100 meters


Plant requires warm temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During fall reduce watering as winter approaches. During winter withold watering until new shoots appear but do not allow plant to dry out. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark. Plant can be mounted


Common Names:The Dubious Dendrobium


  1. Aerides spuria (Blume) Lindl. 1833
  2. Callista euphlebia (Rchb.f. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Callista unguiculata (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Dendrobium euphlebium Rchb.f. ex Lindl. 1859
  5. Dendrobium unguiculatum Teijsm. & Binn. 1853
  6. *Dendrocolla spuria Blume 1825
  7. Euphlebium spurium (Blume) Brieger 1981
  8. Sarcochilus spurius (Blume) Rchb.f. 1863
  9. Thrixspermum spurium (Blume) Rchb.f. 1868

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