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Dendrobium taurinum Bull Headed Dendrobium

 

Bull Headed Dendrobium , Dendrobium taurinum

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Dendrobium taurinum Lindl. 1843

Common Name or Meaning The Bull Headed Dendrobium

Flower Size 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines in coastal mangrove swamps and open woody plateaus at elevations below 300 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with cane-like, stiffly erect, cylindrical or strongly spindle shaped, basally brown orange stems carrying many, dark, shiney green, broad, thick, leathery, elliptical, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a from near the apex, axillary, erect, slightly fractiflex, 4 to 48" [10 to 122 cm] long, 6 to 30 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex and carry long-lasting flowers

Synonyms Dendrobium taurinum f alba Valmayor & Tiu 1984

 

 

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