Antelope-type Dendrobium

Dendrobium section Spatulata (Orchidaceae)

Characteristics

Group of mostly epiphytic (growing on other plants), tropical orchids. Characterized by their spirally twisted floral segments and asymmetrical flowers. Mostly vigorous, robust and tall-growing plants which require warm, tropical conditions.

Distribution

Native to northern Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, Philippines and Pacific Islands.

Natural Medical Properties

No known.

Did you know?

Dendrobium is one of the largest genera in the world containing more than 1800 species (largest genus is Astragalus with more than 3000 species).

Further reading:

Literature

World Flora Online
WorldChecklist of Selected Plant Families
A working list of all plant species