Dendrobium bullenianum

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Dendrobium bullenianum
Dendrobium bullenianum ( Raab Bustamante).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: D. bullenianum
Binomial name
Dendrobium bullenianum
Rchb.f.
Synonyms[1]
  • D. chrysocephalum Kraenzl.
  • D. erythroxanthum Rchb.f.
  • D. topaziacum Ames

Dendrobium bullenianum is a member of the family Orchidaceae found in the Philippines and Vietnam.[2] It is named in honor of Mr. Bullen, orchid cultivator with Low & Co.'s nursery,[3] who was first in Britain get this species to flower in cultivation.[4] It is pendulous and sympodial with 1 meter long pseudobulbs of 1.5 cm thickness and deciduous leaves of 10 cm by 1.5 cm.[4] Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach was the first to describe this species in 1862 in Botanische Zeitung.[5] It is found as an epiphyte in elevations up to 1,000 metres in Luzon and Mindoro in the Philippines.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List". 
  2. ^ a b "Dendrobium bullenianum". orchidspecies.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach (1862). "Neue Orchideen". Botanische Zeitung. 20: 214. 
  4. ^ a b The Orchids of the Philippines, J.Cootes p. 70 2001
  5. ^ Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol1 Valmayor 1984

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