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Dendrobium anosmum

Den. anosmum.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. anosmum
Binomial name
Dendrobium anosmum
Lindley 1845

Dendrobium anosmum is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms from winter to spring with 8 to 10 flowers. Flowers are fragrant and 5 to 10 cm wide.


Plant is found in the lowland forest of Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua and New Guinea at elevations of around 1300 meters.


Plant requires 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.


Image Name Description
Dendrobium anosmum alba.jpg Dendrobium anosmum var. alba Sepals and petals are white, lip is white.
Dendrobium anosmum var. huttonii.jpg Dendrobium anosmum var. huttonii Sepals and petals are white, lip is magenta.
Dendrobium anosmum 1a.jpg Dendrobium anosmum variant Sepals and petals are pink, lip is magenta.


Common Names:Unscented Dendrobium


  1. Callista anosma O. Ktze. 1891
  2. Callista macrophylla [Lindl.] Kuntze 1891
  3. Callista scortechinii O. Ktze. 1891
  4. Dendrobium anosmum var. dearei (Rolfe) Ames & Quisumb. 1935
  5. Dendrobium anosmum var. giganteum [Rchb.f] Valmayor & Tiu 1984
  6. Dendrobium leucorhodum Schlechter 1879
  7. Dendrobium macranthum Hooker or Miquel ?
  8. Dendrobium macrophyllum Lindley not Ames or Richards ?
  9. Dendrobium retusum Llanos 1859
  10. Dendrobium scortechinii Hooker 1890
  11. Dendrobium superbum Rchb.f 1864
  12. Dendrobium superbum Rchb.f var anosmum Rchb.f ?
  13. Dendrobium superbum var. dearei Rolfe 1891
  14. Dendrobium anosmum Lindley 1845
  15. Dendrobium superbum var. huttonii Rchb.f. 1869