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Dendrobium discolor

Den discolor.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. discolor
Binomial name
Dendrobium discolor
Lindley 1841

Dendrobium discolor is the largest Dendrobium in Australia.


Plant can bloom at any time of the year with many 7.5 cm fragrant flowers.


Plant is found growing on coast mangrove trees and rocky cliffs near the sea in North Eastern Australia and New Guinea at around 550 meters.


Plant requires warm temperatures and diffused bright light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter keep plant more dry and reduce water until new shoots appear. Mist the plant and keep the mix slightly moist. Do not allow the plant to dry out completely. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.


Image Name Description
Dendrobium discolor not curved.jpg Dendrobium discolor variant Sepals and petals are brown with yellow edges. Lip is brown with stripes.
Den discolor yellow green.jpg Dendrobium discolor variant Sepals, lip and petals are yellow green
Den discolor yellow.jpg Dendrobium discolor variant Sepals, lip and petals yellowish brown.


Common Names: The 2 Different Color Dendrobium


Den. discolor in habitat

  1. Callista undulatum [R. Br.] Kuntze 1891
  2. Dendrobium arachnanthe Kraenzl. 1910
  3. Dendrobium broomfeildii [Fitz.]Fitzgerald 1888
  4. Dendrobium discolor var. broomfieldii (Fitzg.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989
  5. Dendrobium discolor var. fimbrilabium (Rchb.f.) Dockrill 1964
  6. Dendrobium discolor var. fuscum (Fitzg.) Dockrill 1964
  7. Dendrobium discolor var. fuscum (Fitzg.) Dockrill 1964
  8. Dendrobium elobatum Rupp 1953# Dendrobium fuscum Fitzg. 1879
  9. Dendrobium undulans Bakh.f. 1963
  10. Dendrobium undulatum R. Brown 1810
  11. Dendrobium undulatum var. albertisianum F.Muell. 1875
  12. Dendrobium undulatum R. Br. var broomfeildii Fitz. 1888
  13. Dendrobium undulatum R. Br. var carterae 1911
  14. Dendrobium undulatum var. fimbrilabium Rchb.f. 1878
  15. Durabaculum albertisiana (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  16. Durabaculum arachnanthe (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  17. Durabaculum fimbrilabium (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  18. Durabaculum fuscum (Fitzg.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  19. Durabaculum undulatum M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002