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Dendrobium gibsonii Gibson's Dendrobium


Gibson's Dendrobium, Dendrobium gibsonii


Dendrobium gibsonii Paxton 1838

Part sun, Hot TO Cool, LATE Spring TO EARLY Summer

Common Name Gibson's Dendrobium [English Orchid Collector 1800's] - In China Qu Zhou Shi Hu

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanamar, Thailand, China and Vietnam at elevations of 650 to 1650 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on mossy limestone cliffs with centrally swollen and taper towards the apex, pendulous, ribbed stems carrying 6 to 10, ovate to lanceolate, acute, deciduous leaves that bloom in the spring and summer on a slightly fractiflex, nodding to pendulous, 6 to 8" [15 to 20" long, loosely 6 to 15 flowered inflorescence arising on older leafless canes.

Synonyms Callista binocularis (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Callista gibsonii (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium binoculare Rchb.f. 1869; Dendrobium fuscatum Lindl. 1859; Stachyobium aureum Rchb.f. 1869