Dendrobium cruentum Rchb.f. Orchid


The Dendrobium cruentum orchid species, commonly called “The blood red Dendrobium”, in Thailand, Ueang Nok Kaeo (means Parrot Orchid) is endemic to the South-West coast of Thailand near the border to Malaysia.

In the Year 1884, the German botanist Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach described Dendrobium cruentum in the “Gardeners Chronical & Agricultural”. The slightly fragrant, long-lasting flowers get a size of about 5 cm. Flowering period: all year round. The tropical orchid requires intermediate to warm temperatures and medium light. Watering should be restricted during the winter rest. Dendrobium cruentum orchids are protected by CITES Appendix I (threatened with extinction, trade only in exceptional circumstances). The stunning orchid is rarly to find in the nature and is listed as an endangered species. By breed, it`s sometimes available commercially.

Dendrobium cruentum orchid
Image: Dendrobium cruentum Rchb.f. 1884 Orchid
Photographer: Posantor “Chocolate” Salie

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