Dendrobium tortile

Den. tortile

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. tortile
Binomial name
Dendrobium tortile
Lindley 1847

Dendrobium tortile is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms in the winter to summer with one to three 8 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.


Plant is found in Assam India, Bangladesh, Andaman Islands, Malaysia, Myanamar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam at elevations around 1220 meters


Plant requires cool to warm temperatures and medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. From fall to winter keep plant dry and withhold water until new shoots appear in spring. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.


Common Names:The Twisted Dendrobium


  1. Dendrobium dartoisianum De Wild 1906
  2. Dendrobium haniffi Ridl. ex Burkill 1924

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