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Any of numerous epiphytic orchids of the genus Dendrobium native to tropical and subtropical Asia, Australia, and the islands of the Pacific Ocean, widely cultivated as houseplants.

[New Latin, genus name : dendro- + Greek bios, life; see gwei- in Indo-European roots.]


(Plants) a genus of tropical orchid, predominantly growing from trees or occasionally from rocks
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Noun1.dendrobium - a plant of the genus Dendrobium having stems like cane and usually showy racemose flowersdendrobium - a plant of the genus Dendrobium having stems like cane and usually showy racemose flowers
orchid, orchidaceous plant - any of numerous plants of the orchid family usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
genus Dendrobium - large genus and variable genus of chiefly epiphytic or lithophytic orchids of tropical and subtropical Asia and Australasia
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Welcoming the guests was a dramatic floral presentation on black and ivory columns with the bridal portrait as the focal point Phalaenopsis and Dendrobium orchids, roses, hydrangea, tulips, and calla lilies were used through the hall.
These species are classified as Oncidium, Cattleya, Epidendrum, Cymbidium, Phalaenopsis, Vanda, Dendrobium, Phaphiopedilum, Brassica, Laelia, Mokaram Aranchnis and Miltonia.
Orchids of the moth and Dendrobium varieties clear the air of toluene and xylene.
They also viewed a stunning white dendrobium orchid named after Diana, Princess of Wales, who sadly never got to see it.
William, with wife Kate, has completed that trip and in a poignant moment suggested it "was a shame" his mother was not able to see the delicate flowers of the Dendrobium Memoria Princess Diana orchid for herself.
With Kate by his side, William looked thoughtful as he clasped his hands and stared at the white flowers of the orchid named Dendrobium Memoria Princess Diana.
This study aimed to investigate the mechanism of Dendrobium candidum extract in promoting expression of aquaporin-5 for treatment of Sjogren's syndrome (SS).
Just as beautiful is the cymbidium orchid with its tall stem of star-shaped heads or dendrobium orchids, smaller then the other varieties but which look fantastic simply displayed in a glass vase.
Prior to joining Pike River he had 24 years experience in underground coal mines for BHP Billiton's (ASX:BHP) (NYSE:BHP) Illawarra Coal including managing the Dendrobium, Tower and Appin coal mines in NSW.
Both Dendrobium and Cymbidium, two genera of high market values for horticultural and Chinese medicinal use, respectively, are not at particularly high risk, yet, but some members in these genera are (Table 1).