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Orchid Species: Dendrobium nobile

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Dendrobium nobile is an orchid species identified by Lindl. in 1830.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
nobile
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Lindl.
Year
1830
ORIGIN: From the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, eastern Himalayas, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam that is found in broadleaf, evergreen, lowland forests and primary montane forests as well as on mossy limestone rocks at elevations of 200 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This is a medium sized, cool to hot growing terrestrial or lithophytic species with erect, clustered, compressed, grooved with age, yellowish stems carrying distichous, coriaceopus, strap shaped or oblong, persistent leaves that blooms mostly in the winter and spring but is possible throughout the year on short, 2 to 4 flowered racemes with fragrant, waxy, heavy-textured, long-lived, highly variable [mostly color] flowers that arise at the upper nodes of leafed and leafless canes.

FLOWER SIZE: To 3 inches [to 7.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Callista Callista nobilis 1891 (Lindl.) Kuntze
Add+ Dendrobium Den coerulescens 1838 Wall. ex Lindl.
Add+ Dendrobium Den formosanum 1933 (Rchb.f.) Masam.
Add+ Dendrobium Den chlorostylum 1950 Gagnep.
Add+ Dendrobium Den wallichianum 1862 B.S.Williams
Add+ Dendrobium Den lindleyanum 1851 Griff.
Articles Published in ORCHIDS.ORG Likes
DENDROBIUM NOBILE: Culture of a Problem Type by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler). Provide plenty of sunlight summer to fall; maintain low temperature when in bud, below 55 deg. F.; provide nitrogen spring and early summer, phosphorous and potassium summer and fall; plant in ungl... 0
DENDROBIUM NOBILE: To Stimulate Flowering by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler). After growth matures keep dry but prevent excessive dehydration; keep cool, as low as 40 deg.F which does no harm; hang them exposed to cool night air. F74-165 0
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