Dendrobium Sw.

Description of the genus

Comment: One of the largest genera in the family and extremely popular in horticulture with a multitude of cultivated hybrids exciting on top of the natural species. It would be impossibly to list all the species and hybrids grown by collectors and growers inside or outside of greenhhouses in Zimbabwe but the few species listed here are easy to grow and well adaptable to the climate in the country and are therefore often seen in gardens.

Worldwide: c. 1600 species in Tropical & Subtropical Asia, Australia, Pacific Islands and New Zealand.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

Dendrobium nobile

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

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Other sources of information about Dendrobium:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dendrobium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dendrobium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dendrobium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dendrobium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dendrobium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dendrobium
JSTOR Plant Science: Dendrobium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dendrobium
Plants of the World Online: Dendrobium
Tropicos: Dendrobium
Wikipedia: Dendrobium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dendrobium., retrieved 5 December 2023

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