This incredibly rare orchid, is unfortunately starting to lose it habitat due do overexploitation and logging which began in the 1950s. Dendrobium officinale traditionally is found in hilly areas that are tropical and subtropical in China. D. officinale is found in high altitudes, ranging from 2,600 to 5,000 feet (800 to 1,500 meters). The orchid is commonly found growing on cliffs and tree trunks covered in mosses, which makes this orchid a epiphyte.


D. officinale is commonly found in a forest which includes many other organisms such as redwood and merbau trees. Merbau trees have been logged to nearly extinction and have suffered a major loss in their populations as well.

To find out more about how Dendrobium officinale has adapted to a unique habitat visit my Adaptations page.
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