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Dendrobium speciosum

Den speciosum.jpg

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. speciosum
Alliance:
Binomial name
Dendrobium speciosum
J. E Smith 1805


Dendrobium speciosum is a species of genus Dendrobium

Description

Plant blooms in the winter to spring with a cluster of 4.5 cm wide flowers.

Distribution

Plant is found growing on trees in rainforest and on rocks in the open forest of New South Wales and Victoria Australia and New Guinea

Culture

Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize during growth season. During winter reduce watering until new shoots appear. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.

Varieties

Image Name Description
Dendrobium rex.jpg Dendrobium speciosum subsp. grandiflorum (F.M. Bailey) D.P. Banks & S.C. Clemesha 1990 Sepals and petals are yellow, lip is yellow
Den. pedunculatum.jpg Dendrobium speciosum subsp. pedunculatum (Clemesha) D.P.Banks & Clemesha 1990 Sepals and petals are yellow, lip is yellow with red streaks

Naming

Common Names:The Outstanding Dendrobium

Synonym

  1. Callista speciosa (Sm.) Kuntze 1891
  2. Dendrobium speciosum subsp. capricornicum (Clemesha) D.P.Banks & Clemesha 1990
  3. Dendrobium speciosum var. capricornicum Clemesha 1982
  4. Dendrocoryne speciosum (Sm.) Brieger 1981
  5. Thelychiton speciosus (Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  6. Thelychiton capricornicus (Clemesha) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  7. Tropilis speciosa (Sm.) Butzin 1982
  8. Dendrobium speciosum subsp. pedunculatum (Clemesha) D.P.Banks & Clemesha 1990
  9. *Dendrobium speciosum var. pedunculatum Clemesha 1981
  10. Thelychiton pedunculatus (Clemesha) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  11. Dendrobium speciosum var. grandiflorum F.M. Bailey ?
  12. Dendrobium speciosum subsp. grandiflorum (F.M. Bailey) D.P. Banks & S.C. Clemesha 1990
  13. Thelychiton rex (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, 2002
  14. Dendrobium rex M.A. Clem. & D.L. Jones 1989
  15. Dendrobium pedunculatum (Clemesha) D.L. Jones & M.A. Clem. 1989
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