Dendrobium speciosum Sm.

Exot. Bot. 1: 17 (1804) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:listed in Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988


Dendrobium speciosum is extremely variable over its Australian range, various treatments recognise between 5 and 9 more or less distinct varieties (many of which were raised to species by Clements 1989), characterized by flower size and colour, and pseudobulb size and shape. The Victorian material is all referable to D. speciosum var. speciosum.

See D. speciosum var. speciosum profile for description.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-23
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2016-08-23
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Orchidaceae
genus Dendrobium
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Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Dendrobium speciosum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Dendrobium speciosum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native

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Northern Territory
South Australia
New South Wales