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Dendrobium conanthum Cone-Flower Dendrobium


Cone-Flower Dendrobium, Dendrobium conanthum


Dendrobium conanthum Schltr. 1912

Common Name The Cone-Flower Dendrobium [Refers to the twisted petals and sepals]

Flower Size 1" or more [2.5 + cm]

A medium to large-sized epiphyte found in New Guinea, New Caledonia, the Philippines and Vanuatu at elevations of 0 to 800 meters occuring in swamplands and low riverine forests on mangrove and trees, with erect canes carrying 4 to 6 leaves often having their roots in high water for the winter and spring then blooming on an axillary, erect, 12' to 24" [30 to 60 cm] long, racemose, few to many [50] flowered inflorescence with nodding, wide-open flowers that arise from the nodes on the upper portion of the newly mature and old psuedobulbs.

Synonyms Dendrobium kajewskii Ames 1932; Durabaculum conanthum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, Orchadian 13: 487 (2002; Durabaculum kajewskii (Ames) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002