Dendrobium sanderae

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Mrs. Sander's Dendrobium
Dendrobium sanderae Orchi 076.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: D. sanderae
Binomial name
Dendrobium sanderae
Rolfe[2]
Synonyms
  • D. sanderae var. major Hort
  • D. sanderae var. milleri Quisumb.
  • D. sanderae var. parviflorum Anschutz ex Quisumb.
  • D. sanderae var. surigaense Quisumb.

Dendrobium sanderae (Mrs. Sander's dendrobium) is a member of the family Orchidaceae endemic to the Philippines. It is found in the Montane Regions of Central Luzon, the Luzon tropical pine forests, north or the Philippines an epiphyte that grows on the trunks of pine trees (Pinus insularis) in pine forest located at altitudes of about 1000 to 1600 meters.[3] This epiphyte of medium size has erect, slightly thick below the middle pseudobulbs; racemes are short for dendrobiums and inflorescences are present during the dry season. Sepals and petals are white while the lip is white with a green or yellow center.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Agoo, E.M.G.; Cootes, J.; Golamco, A.,Jr.; de Vogel, E.F.; Tiu, D. (2004). "Dendrobium sanderae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: e.T46298A11043649. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  2. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol1 Valmayor 1984
  4. ^ The orchids of the Philippines , J.Cootes 2001