Dendrobium moniliforme

Botanical Name : Dendrobium moniliforme
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: D. moniliforme
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Asparagales

Synonym:
1.Callista japonica Kuntze 1891
2.Callista moniliformis (L.) Kuntze 1891
3.Dendrobium castum Bateman 1868
4.Dendrobium catenatum Lindley 1830
5.Dendrobium heishanense Hayata 1914
6.Dendrobium japonicum Lindley 1830
7.Dendrobium monile[Thunb.]Kraenzl 1910
8.Dendrobium nienkui Tso 1933
9.Dendrobium taiwanianum S.S.Ying 1978
10.Dendrobium yunnanense Finet 1907
11.Dendrobium zonatum Rolfe 1903
12.Epidendrum monile Thunberg 1799
13.Epidendrum moniliferum Panzer 1783
14.*Epidendrum moniliforme Linn. 1753
15.Dendrobium moniliforme ‘Benifuuki’
16.Limodorum monile (Thunb.) Thunb. 1794
17.Onychium japonicum Bl. 1848
18.Ormostema albiflora Raf. 1836

Common Names : Stone Orchid, Necklace-Shaped Dendrobium

Habitat : Plants are found in broad leaf forest growing on rocks in Korea and China to the west and Taiwan at elevations of 800 to 3000 meter.

Description:
Dendrobium moniliforme is a  deciduous plant and blooms from winter to summer with up to two flowers. Flowers are 3.75 cm wide and fragrant. Some leaves can be vereigated with white/cream to yellow to even striped with pink. Flower color varies from white/creams and yellows to green and reds, pinks, and purples. CLICK & SEE THE  PICTURES

Plant grows in cool to warm temperatures with medium amounts of light. Keep plant moist and fertilize year round. Plants prefer the mix to dry out between watering. Grow in a well drain mix of sphagnum moss or medium fir bark.

Plant grows well mounted. Plants also grow well mounted on a ball of sphagnum moss and wrapeed in long fiber spahgnum moss like the traditional Japanese potting method used for Neofinetia and Sedirea japonica

Medicinal Uses:
It is used as anhydrotic for night-sweats, as an anodyne and sedative in arthritis, and as a peptic tonic for convalescents and weak patients. Also used to treats impotence.

Disclaimer:The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.

Resources:
http://orchids.wikia.com/wiki/Dendrobium_moniliforme
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrobium_moniliforme
http://www.herbnet.com/Herb%20Uses_RST.htm

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