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Dendrobium amboinense

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Orchidaceae
Scientific name  Dendrobium amboinense
Rank  Species
Order  Asparagales
Genus  Dendrobium
Higher classification  Dendrobium
Dendrobium amboinense IOSPE PHOTOS
Similar  Dendrobium, Orchids, Dendrobium albosanguineum, Dendrobium hasseltii, Dendrobium hookerianum

Dendrobium amboinense, the Amboin Island dendrobium, is an ephemeral flowering lowland species of orchid in the subtribe Dendrobiinae.

The species is endemic to the island of Ambon and nearby islands in the Banda Sea, in Indonesia.

Description

Dendrobium amboinense IOSPE PHOTOS

Dendrobium amboinense has pseudobulbs that reach about 50 centimetres (20 in) in height. They produce two or three leaves about 6 centimetres (2.4 in) long and about 2.5 centimetres (0.98 in) wide.

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The flowers, up to four per inflorescence, are produced on very short racemes. Both leafless and leaved pseudobulbs are capable of producing an inflorescence. The flowers are up to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) across. The sepals and petals droop producing a distinctly wispy appearance.

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Flowers open at night and are completely closed by the following sundown. Freshly opened flowers are bone white, and as the afternoon progresses the color slowly changes to a pale shade of burnished orange.

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Dendrobium amboinense Flasks Rogue Orchids
Dendrobium amboinense IOSPE PHOTOS

References

Dendrobium amboinense Wikipedia


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