Dendrobium mutabile

Dendrobium mutabile

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. mutabile
Binomial name
Dendrobium mutabile
(Blume) Lindl. 1830

Dendrobium mutabile is a species of genus Dendrobium


Plant blooms at any time with four to fifteen 3.1 cm wide flowers.


Plant is found growing in India, the Ryukyu Islands, Sumatra and Java at elevations of 0 to 700 meters.


Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter reduce watering for two to three months. Mist the surface of the potting media to prevent pseudobulbs from drying. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.


Common Names: The Variable Dendrobium


  1. Anisopetala mutabilis (Blume) M.A.Clem. 2003
  2. Callista brachypetala (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  3. Callista mutabilis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891
  4. Callista rigescens (Miq.) Kuntze 1891
  5. Dendrobium brachypetalum Lindl. 1859
  6. Dendrobium firmum Steud. 1840
  7. Dendrobium rigidum Lindl. 1830
  8. Dendrobium rigescens Miq. 1859
  9. Dendrobium sclerophyllum Lindl. 1844
  10. Dendrobium triadenium Lindl. 1847
  11. *Onychium mutabile Blume 1825
  12. Onychium rigidum Blume 1825