SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.42 número4  suppl.1‘Mecha’, cultivar de tomate de mesa para condiciones tropicalesCUVI-02. Cultivar de soya (Glycine max Merril) de alto potencial productivo y tolerante a la virosis índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




  • No hay articulos citadosCitado por SciELO

Links relacionados

  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO


Cultivos Tropicales

versión impresa ISSN 0258-5936versión On-line ISSN 1819-4087

cultrop vol.42 no.4 supl.1 La Habana  2021  Epub 30-Dic-2021


Report of new cultivar

Dendrobium ´Maravillosa Habana´. New orchid hybrid for Cuba

Lorenzo Suárez-Guerra1  *

Georvis Téllez Beltrán1

1Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Agrícolas (INCA), carretera San José-Tapaste, km 3½, Gaveta Postal 1, San José de las Lajas, Mayabeque, Cuba. CP 32 700


Dendrobiums are part of the most cultivated orchid genus in the world, thanks to their easy cultivation and the large number of hybrids obtained in different shapes, colors and sizes. This paper presents the main characteristics of a new Dendrobium cultivar, 'Maravillosa Habana', which is the result of pollination between Dendrobium 'Tropical classic' and Dendrobium 'Olawan Lakeland'. It is registered and published in the database of the Royal Horticultural Society of England, Orchids Review Supplement 2020.

Key words: artificial pollination; in vitro culture; ornamental plants; ornamentals


Several Dendrobium cultivars rank fourth in sales among floricultural products, after the Palms, Dracaena and Anthurium. The genus includes species native to all of East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Genetic improvement has allowed them to be part of the most cultivated orchids in the world and their hybrids of various shapes, colors and sizes, give this genus great commercial importance at international level.


Dendrobium 'Maravillosa Habana', is the result of artificial pollination carried out in November 2014 between Dendrobium 'Tropical classic' and Dendrobium 'Olawan Lakeland', both present in private collections in Cuba. The hybrid seeds were grown in vitro in Murashige Skook culture medium at 75 % of total salt concentration and without growth regulators, at the end of 10 months after sowing plants that reached 5 cm in height and presence of roots were transferred to acclimatization. The first plants flowered in September 2019.


Epiphytic plant. Erect stems with nodes. Lanceolate leaves 14.0 cm long and 3.0 cm wide. Terminal and subterminal inflorescence, 30.0- 35.0 cm long and variable number of flowers. Flowers 6.5-7.0 cm in diameter. Sepals and petals pink with deep purple veins. Sepals’ linear, 3.0-3.5 cm long and 1.3-1.5 cm wide. Petals concave, oblong-lanceolate, reflexed, 3.8- 4.0 cm wide, 3.3-3.5 cm long. Labellum veined pink with purple ridges, 4.0 cm long, 2.5 cm wide covering pink column (Figure 1).

Figure 1 Front view of Dendrobium ´Maravillosa Habana´ 

Received: January 20, 2021; Accepted: September 16, 2021

*Author for correspondence:

Creative Commons License Este es un artículo publicado en acceso abierto bajo una licencia Creative Commons