Dendrobium busuangense Ames 1920 SECTION Spathulata Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Hot LATER Fall Winter

Common Name The Busuanga Dendrobium [an Island near Palawan the Philippines]

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3.2 cm]

Found in Busuang Island within the Philippines on ridgetop trees at elevations around 300 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with yellow cane like stems carrying many, leathery, elliptic leaves that blooms in the later fall and winter on an erect, 20 to 28" [50 to 70 cm] long, laxly to 50 flowered inflorescence and carry long lasting flowers.

Synonyms Durabaculum busuangense (Ames) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing good; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006

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