Dendrobium Species

Dendrobium aberans.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower, very dainty flower to about 12 to 14mm .

Dendrobium acerosum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers to about 10 to 15mm.

Dendrobium acinaciforme.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,very scraggy grower,flowers to about 10 to 12mm.

Dendrobium adae.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,perfume like apple blossum with flowers to about 1.5 to 2cm.

Dendrobium aduncum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,gorgeous flower but not very big,to about 1.5 to 2cm.

Dendrobium albosangineum.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,slight perfume,flowers to about 4 to 5cm. This one is growing well on the rock wall.

Dendrobium albosanguineum.

Cool to Intermediate. A smallish creeping grower, nice fragrance,flower 4cm.

A closer view.

Dendrobium anosmum.

Intermediate to Warm. A large grower,canes tend to be pendulous and long,flowers to about 6 to 8cm,nice perfume.

Dendrobium atroviolaceum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers to about3 to 4cm.

Dendrobium ballianum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,soft cane type, canes need supporting or they will bend and pinch. Flowers to about 5 to 6cm with a beautifull perfume.

Dendrobium bensoniae.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,very pretty flowers to about 4 to 5cm.

Dendrobium bicameratum.

Cool to intermediate. A medium grower,pretty flower to about 5 to 7mm.

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Dendrobium bilobum.

In situ in the wall at its base.

This is the first flowering.

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A close up with the leaf held up.

Dendrobium bracteosum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers to about 15 to 18mm in clusters. These are two different forms.

I have one on the rock wall struggling.

Dendrobium bracteosum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower, this is the second flowering and better than the first, the flowers last for months.

A closer view.

Dendrobium brymerianum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,not the easiest of orchids to grow,but well worth it if you can flower it,flower to about 4 to 5cm with a very nice perfume.

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Dendrobium bulbophyllioides.

A small growing scrambling orchid, grown by Judith in one of her Bonsai houses.

Showing growth habit.

This is the first flowering.

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A close up of the flower.

Dendrobium bullenianum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers in a cluster each about14 to 15mm. Not the best of photos.

Dendrobium cancroides.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers appear in pairs,flower about 10 to 15mm.

Dendrobium chrysanthum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,nice perfume and flowers to about 4 to 5cm.

Dendrobium chryseum.

A medium grower with thin canes, first flowering, flower 4.6cm and flowered from 6/12 and is still in flower 23/12.

 Dendrobium chryseum.

Cool to intermediate. A tallish grower, tends to hang down so could be grown in a basket,flowers on the old canes,flowers 3.5cm nice fragrance.

A closer view.

Dendrobium chrysotoxum.

A medium to largish grower, flowered well this year from 24/10 to 11/11, flower 4.2cm.

Dendrobium chrysotoxum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium to large grower,nice perfume and flower to about 4cm. I have one growing very happily on the rock wall.

Dendrobium chrysotoxum var suavissimum.

Cool to Intermediate. Flowers and growth same as the type form.

Dendrobium cincinnatum.

Cool to Intermediate.A medium grower,flowers to about 3 to 4cm.

Dendrobium clavator.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower, flowers to about 10 to 12mm.

Dendrobium cooksonianum.

A medium grower, the petals have the same purple splash as the labellum, flowered from 8/9 to 19/10, flower 7cm.

Dendrobium crassinode.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower, another that prefers to be pendulous, flower to about 4 to 5cm.

Dendrobium crepidatum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,seems to want to grow pendulous,nice perfume, flowers to about 3 to 4cm.

Dendrobium cruttwellii.

Cool to Intermediate. A smallish grower, flowers to about 2 to 2.5cm.

Dendrobium cucumerinum.

Cool to Intermediate, A small grower,leaves look like small cucumbers,flowers to about 2.5cm. This one is struggling on the rock wall

Dendrobium denneanum.

Cool to Intermediate. A large grower,nice perfume,flowers to about 4.5 to 5.5cm.

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Dendrobium fairchildii.

This is the first flowering of this orchid.

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A closer view.

Dendrobium farmeri.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers well,very pretty,flowers to about 3 to4cm. This one is growing contentedly on the rock wall,actually it is in the rock wall.

Dendrobium fimbriatum.

A tall grower, flowered from 5/10 to 8/11, flower 6cm.

Dendrobium fimbriatum var occulatum.

Dendrobium flaviflorum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers to about 4 to 5cm.

Dendrobium forbesii.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower, flowers to about 4 to 5cm.

Dendrobium gonzalesii.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers to about 3.5 to4cm.

Dendrobium gracilecaule.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flower 1.6cm, very nice fragrance, this is the first flowering.

A closer view.

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Dendrobium henrii.

This is the first flowering of this orchid.

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A closer view.

Dendrobium hildebrandii.

Cool to intermediate. A medium grower,flowers to about 5 to 6cm.

Dendrobium infundibulum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,large flowers to about 8 to 9cm, not a lot of texture to the flowers.

Dendrobium junceum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,gorgeous flower,only small to about 2.5cm. The photo does not do it justice.

Dendrobium kingianum.

Cool to Intermediate.Some are small growers whilst others can medium growers,flower are very strongly perfumed and are about 2cm,but ‘Big Red’ is about3 to 4cm and very sloppy. I have quite a few on the rock wall.

Dendrobium kingianum ‘Woodlands’.

Cool to Intermediate. A small to medium grower,very nice perfume,good shape,flowers to about 2.5 to3cm.

This is a clone that my friend Sid Bachelor used in his hybridising program and fortunately I have a plant growing on the rock wall.

Dendrobium kingianum.

A small to medium grower, come in various shades of pink, purple to red, flowered 10/8 to 19/10, flower 4.2cm.

Dendrobium kingianum fma album.

A medium grower, not it’s best flowering.flowered from 8/9 to 25/9 and flower 2cm.

Dendrobium kingianum var silcockii.

A medium grower, flowers around August through to October, flower4cm.

A closer look.

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This orchid came up on it`s own,looks like Dendrobium lawesii.

So ID anybody please.

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A closer view.

Dendrobium laevifolium.

Cool to Intermediate. very small grower,an absolute gem,one of the best but not easy to grow,crystaline flowers to about 3 to 4cm.

Dendrobium lawesii fma bicolor.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower, first flowering, flower 7 x 19mm long.

A closer view.

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Dendrobium lawesii.

In situ in the wall.

A red purple form.

Dendrobium leonis.

Cool to Intermediate. A smallish grower,single flowers to about 15 to 20mm,slight perfume.

Dendrobium linguella.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers to about 2.5 to 3.5cm.

Dendrobium linguiforme.

Cool to Intermediate. A small scrambling grower,best suited to a host, flower 2mm x 2cm long.

A closer view.

Dendrobium lindleyi.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,very pretty,flowers to about 3 to 4cm. This plant is growing very happily on the rock wall.

Dendrobium loddigesii.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,a very delightful orchid,flowers it’s head off and grows like a weed,flowers to about 3.5 to 4.5cm. I have numerous growing on the rock wall and they put on a marvelous show.

Dendrobium malbrownii.

A small grower, first flowering, one flower 8mm, flower from 3/11 to 9/11, not a long lasting flower.

Dendrobium miyakei.

Intermediate to Warm. A small grower,needs some support to stay upright,would prefer to grow pendulously,lovely little flowers to about 2 to 2.5cm.

Dendrobium monileforme.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,comes in a white form or a shell pink form, also there is a variegated form but the flowers are the same,flowers to about 2.5 to 3.5cm, has a very nice perfume. Plant will keiki very often so you end up with a lot of plants. I have a few growing contentedly on the rock wall.

Dendrobium monophyllum.

A small grower, now well established on the rock,second flowering this year, started 20/11, opened on 2/12 and is still in flower 20/12, flower 9mm.

A closer look.

Dendrobium monophyllum.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,flowers not very big to about 10 to 12mm, this one as you can see is very contented growing in the rock wall.

Dendrobium montanum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,not sure about the name as the labellum looks a bit suss,first flowering, flower 2.5c

Dendrobium moschatum.

Cool to Intermediate. A very large grower,very nice fragrance,flower consecutively  over a long period, flower 6cm.

The plant.

A closer view.

Dendrobium moschatum.

Cool to Intermediate. A large grower,canes to 100 to 150cm,flowers to about 6 to 7cm with a nice perfume. I have some in front of the rock wall and some at the back of the rock

Dendrobium moschatum var cupreum.

Cool to Intermediate. A large grower,in fact every thing about this variety is the same as the type form apart from it’s colour,which is paler.

Dendrobium mutabile.

Cool to Intermediate. A tall straggley plant,wanders all over,flowers pop out at any time,quite pretty,flowers to about 2 to 3cm. I have one in the rock wall but not thriving yet.

Dendrobium mutabile.

Cool to Intermediate, A very scraggly grower, can grow quite tall, this is the first flowering here, flowers did not last as long as they did in the bush house, flower 3.5cm.

A closer view.

Dendrobium obtusipetalum.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower, first flowering, flower 10 x 24mm long.

A closer view.

Dendrobium pachyphyllum.

Cool to intermediate. A small grower, not yet in the wall, first flowering, flower 1.4cm, another PNG species. Flowers 13mm and only last for a couple of days,but it will flower over a 2 to 3week period.

A closer view.

Dendrobium papilio.

Cool to Intermediate, A medium grower,flowers to about 5 to 6cm.

Dendrobium pierardii.

A medium to large pendulous grower, three flowers this year, flowered from 27/9 to 12.10, flower 4.8cm.

Dendrobium pentapterum.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,flower to about 8 to 10mm.

Dendrobium petiolatum.

Cool to Intermediate. A smallish grower flowers to about 15 to 17mm.

Dendrobium prenticei.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,only a tiny flower to about 3 to 5mm. I have a plant in the rock wall that I bought off Lloyd Bradford some30 odd years ago and it is still on the same piece of tree fern.

Dendrobium prenticei.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,only a tiny flower to about 3 to 5mm. I have a plant in the rock wall that I bought off Lloyd Bradford some30 odd years ago and it is still on the same piece of tree fern.

Dendrobium primulinum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,pretty flower, likes to grow pendulously, flowers to about 4 to 5cm.

Dendrobium pseudoglommeratum.

A tallish grower, main flowering cane 40cm, this was first flowering of this PNG orchid, very pretty, flowered from 3/9 to 15/11, flower 2.4cm.

A closer look.

Dendrobium rhodostichtum.

A medium grower from PNG, flowers a bit noddy, long lasting from29/9 to 28/11, flower 5cm.

A closer look.

Dendrobium secundum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower, this is really taking off at the moment, the new cane is 60cm long and 14cm thick, flowers only small 2mm.

A closer view with ants.

Dendrobium speciosum.

A large grower, flower in August to September, flowers vary in size,about 3cm x 4.5cm long.

The following are some in the rock wall.

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Dendrobium senile.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,pretty flower to about 4 to 5cm.

 

Dendrobium sp.No.1.

Intermediate to Warm. The temperature range on the following would be as I grew them years ago, also names are either lost or never known,some ring a bell but I cannot put my finger on it,so if anyone can identify any of the following please let me know,,,,thanking you in advance,Ken.

A medium grower, flowers to about 5 to 6cm.

Dendrobium sp.No.2. A smallish grower, flowers to about 10 to12mm.

Dendrobium sp.No.3. A medium spindley grower,flowers to about 2 to 2.5cm.

Dendrobium sp.No.4. A smallish grower,needs support to grow upright,prefers to be pendulous,flowers to about 10 to 12mm wide.

Dendrobium sp.No.6. From Vila. A medium grower, flowers to about 2cm.

Dendrobium sp.No.6. From Sulawese Is. A medium grower,flowers to about 15 to 20mm,nice perfume.

Dendrobium sp.No.7. A medium grower,flowers to about 2 to 2.5cm.

Dendrobium sp.No.8.A medium grower, flowers to about 4 to 5cm.

Remember no name is better than the wrong name.

Dendrobium speciosum.

Cool to Intermediate. A largish grower,there are so many of this species it is hard to keep track. Flower size varies but all have a delightful fragrance,sometimes overpowering.

This one is on the rock wall and the flowers are about 5cm.

Dendrobium speciosum.

Much the same as the previous one flower a little smaller. Growing on the rock wall.

Dendrobium speciosum.

This one also is on the rock wall,it could be D.speciosum var hillii, Flowers are white andthinner segments,smaller but more flowers.

Dendrobium speciosum.

This one is a much more golden form,growing quite well on the rock wall.

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No.2.

No.3.

Dendrobium speciosum.

Three other clones growing on the rock wall.

Dendrobium spectabile.

Intermediate to Warm. A medium to large grower,an unusual flower to about 5 to 6cm.

Dendrobium jamesianum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flower to about 6 to 7cm.

Dendrobium striolatum.

Cool to Intermediate. A smallish grower,rambles a bit,flower to about 2.5 to 3cm.

Dendrobium x suffusum.

A naturally occurring hybrid, A smallish grower that can grow into a clump, flower only small 1.5cm, nice fragrance, flowered from 8/9 to 25/10.

In a clump.

Dendrobium sulcatum.

A medium grower, first flowering of this lovely orchid, it will get more flowers, flowered from 18/9 to 3/10, flower 4cm.

A closer view.

Dendrobium sulcatum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flower in a cluster,very very beautiful.Iknow this is not a good photo and does not do the flower justice,I only put this in because I think this is a great orchid and well worth growing,flower to about 2.5 to 3.5cm.

Dendrobium tetragonum fma aurea.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower, this is the yellowy green form,flowers to about 7 to 8cm tip to tip.

Dendrobium tixieri.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,very pretty flower to about 2 to 2.5cm.

Dendrobium tortile.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,flowers to about 5.5 to 6cm.

Dendrobium thyrsiflorum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium to large grower,inflorescence semi pendulous, flowers to about 3 to 4cm. A well flower plant of this species is drop dead gorgeous and is a must.

Dendrobium unicum.

Cool to Intermediate. A small grower,it flowers upside down and are about 3cm. Not a good photo does not do it justice.

Dendrobium victoria-regina.

Cool to intermediate. A smallish grower,absolutely gorgeous but not the easiest to grow,comes in various shades of blue flowers to about 3.5 to 4.5cm.

Dendrobium violaceum.

A small grower, flower 1.5 x 3cm long, this is the first flowering.

A close view.

Another close view.

Dendrobium virginalis.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower, flowers to about 5 to 6cm.

Dendrobium wardianum.

Cool to Intermediate. A medium grower,very beautiful flowers to about 6 to 8cm.

Dendrobium womersleyi (4)

Dendrobium womersleyi.

This is the first flowering of this plant and trying to ID it was very difficult, it is a PNG species and the only flower that was anywhere near was D. womersleyi but the colour is different,,,,maybe this is a roseum form.

Open to any information.

The plant came from Geoff Stocker.

A closer view.

A closer view.

Dendrobium womersleyi (6)

This is the new cane of the plant.

Dendrobium womersleyi (7)

This is the cane of the plant.

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