Dendrobium formosum

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Beautiful giant-flowered dendrobium
Dendrobium formosum - Edwards vol 25 (NS 2) pl 64 (1839).jpg
1839 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
D. formosum
Binomial name
Dendrobium formosum
Roxb. ex Lindl. (1830)
  • Dendrobium formosum var. giganteum W.Bull
  • Callista formosa (Roxb. ex Lindl.) Kuntze

Dendrobium formosum (beautiful giant-flowered dendrobium) is a species of orchid.

It is native to the Himalayas (Nepal, Bhutan, Assam, India, Bangladesh), northern Indochina (Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam) and the Andaman Islands, and widely cultivated elsewhere as an ornamental.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

It is the emblem of Ranong Province in Thailand.


  1. ^ Miss Drake (1803-1857) del. , G. Barclay sc. - Edwards's Botanical Register, volume 25 (NS 2) plate 64 (
  2. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ Hossain, A.B.M. (2002). A Taxonomic report on the genus Dendrobium Sw.. Bangladesh Journal of Plant Taxonomy 9(2): 47-55.
  4. ^ Misra, S. (2004). Orchids of Orissa: 1-774. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh, Dehra Dun.
  5. ^ Lucksom, S.Z. (2007). The orchids of Sikkim and North East Himalaya: 1-984. S.Z.Lucksom, India
  6. ^ Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India. Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
  7. ^ Raskoti, B.B. (2009). The Orchids of Nepal: 1-252. Bhakta Bahadur Raskoti and Rita Ale.

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