any of numerous epiphytic orchids of the genus Dendrobium, native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Eastern Hemisphere, having variously colored, often showy flowers.
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How to use dendrobium in a sentence
Countless are the species of dendrobium, many those of Laelia; but in each case no other shows this peculiarity.The Woodlands Orchids | Frederick Boyle
One of the handsomest genera is dendrobium, containing many species, mostly natives of Southern Asia and the great islands.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series | Philip Henry Gosse
Another noteworthy dendrobium is the D. pierardi, whose prevailing colour is a beautiful rose or pale purple.The Heart of Nature | Francis Younghusband
Among them occur species of dendrobium, Coelogyne, Cleisostoma, etc.The Solomon Islands and Their Natives | H. B. (Henry Brougham) Guppy
dendrobium hybrids are among the most numerous and useful as decorative flowers.Orchids | James O'Brien