The family Orchidaceae is the most diverse group of plants with an estimate of over 28,000 species. The number of orchids are declining at an alarming rate even in regions known earlier for species diversity and richness. This rapid decline in number is attributed mainly to anthropogenic activities.
Orchids are thus suffering from an uncertain future through over-exploitation, habitat loss due to human activities, and the impact of climate change.
The present paper focuses on the domestication of three different species of commonly found orchid Dendrobium like D. fimbriatum Hooker, D. Jenkins Wallich ex Lindley, and D. polyanthum Wallich ex Lindley which have now been recognized as vulnerable, under greenhouse conditions and highlights the various aspects of sustainable means of their cultivation and conservation.
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Gurung, Anirudra & Gurung, Cyaria. (2022). Domestication and ex situ conservation of three species of Dendrobium Swartz (Orchidaceae) under greenhouse conditions.