Dendrobium moniliforme

Dendrobium moniliforme

  • Dendrobium moniliforme
  • Dendrobium moniliforme
  • Flower name
    Dendrobium moniliforme
  • Scientific name
    Dendrobium moniliforme
  • AliasDendrobium moniliforme, 長生蘭
  • Place of originJapan, Korean Peninsula, China
  • Place of floweringBonsai, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonMay, June

What is Dendrobium moniliforme

Dendrobium moniliforme or Sekkoku (Scientific name: Dendrobium moniliforme) is a cold-hardy perennial in the genus Dendrobium (Orchidaceae) native to Japan, Korea and China. It is a small orchid that grows on rocks and old trees in forests in Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and Okinawa. The stems are branched at the base and grow in numerous bunches. It produces one or two white or pink flowers from the tip of the flower stalk in late spring to early summer. The three sepals and two lateral petals are all about 2.5 cm long. The lip petals are egg-shaped, oval, rather short and pointed at the tip. It is also used as a crude drug.

Common name: Dendrobium moniliforme, Scientific name: Dendrobium moniliforme, aka: sekkoku, Place of origin: Japan, Korean Peninsula, China, Plant height: 10-25 cm, Leaf color: Green, Leaf shape: Lanceolate, Leaf length: 5 cm, Leaf Inflorescence: Alternate, Leaf margin: Full, Petals: 6, Flower diameter: 3 cm, Flower color: white, peach, Flowering season: May-early June, Uses: Bonsai, pot planting, herbal medicine.


  • Eye
    Asparagales
  • Family
    Orchidaceae
  • Genus
    Dendrobium
  • Species
    D. moniliforme
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Scattered inflorescence/ umbrella shape
  • Petal shape
    Orchid shape
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typeperennial plant, epiphytic orchid
  • Flower colorsPink White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 25.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower3.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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