Dendrobium formosum Roxb. 1832


Dendrobium formosum Roxb. 1832 is an epiphytic growing, middle-sized orchid species, native to the Himalayas, India (Assam, Sikkim), Myanmar (formerly Burma),
Thailand and Vietnam.

The big white flowers, with its impressive yellow-orange markings, get a size of about 10-12 cm in diameter and are delicately fragrant. The long-lasting flowers, 2-4 per node, are born on short inflorescences, which grow from the nodes of mature canes. Flowering period: October - December. Dendrobium formosum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix II (trade controlled to avoid use incompatible with species survival). The tropical orchid requires a cool – warm, humid climate and a location
in partial shade - full sun.

Plants should be kept humid, but not wet. Dendrobium formosum belongs to the Dendrobium Section Formosae, with its most prominent members Den. sanderae, Den. draconis, Den. trigonopus, Den. bellatulum, Den. christyanum and Den. scabrilingue. Orchids from the Formosae section are widely used to create stunning Dendrobium hybrids, like the beautiful
Dendrobium Dawn Maree, with Dendrobium formosum as the seed parent.

Dendrobium formosum
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