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Dendrobium aemulum

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. aemulum
Binomial name
Dendrobium aemulum
R. Brown 1810

"Curtis's Botanical Magazine" vol. 56

Dendrobium aemulum is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms from mid-winter to mid-spring with 2 to 12 flowers. Flowers are 2.5 cm and has a sweet fragrant scent.


Plant is found growing in trees near streams of the lowland mountain forest in Australia from Southeastern New South Wales to Northeastern Queensland at elevations of 30 to 1203 meters. Typically found growing on the rough basal bark of the Brushbox tree, Lophostemon confertus.


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


Common Names: Ironbark Orchid, Brush Box Orchid, and White feather Orchid


  1. Callista aemula [R.Br.]O. Ktze. 1891
  2. Dendrobium aemulum var. callitrophilum (B.Gray & D.L.Jones) Dockrill 1992
  3. Dendrobium callitrophilum B.Gray & D.L.Jones 1989
  4. Dendrobium odontochilum Rchb.f. 1876
  5. Dendrocoryne aemulum (R. Br.) Brieger 1981
  6. Tropilis aemula {R.Br.} Raushert 1983
  7. Tropilis callitrophilis (B.Gray & D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002
  8. Tropilis odontochila (Rchb.f.) Butzin 1982