Dendrobium × delicatum (F.M.Bailey) F.M.Bailey 1902 SECTION Dendrocoryne Photo courtesy of Jean Claude George

Part sunCoolTo WarmSpring

Common Name The Delicate Dendrobium

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.6 to 2 cm]

A natural hybrid between D. kingianum and D. tarberi. Found in Queensland and New South Wales Australia occuring on rocks and boulders, cliff faces and escarpments with crowded, tapered, hard, often grooved canes carrying 2 to 6, dark green leaves and blooms in the spring on an erect, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, 10 to 30 flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrobium × kestevenii Rupp 1931; Dendrobium × kestevenii var. coloratum Rupp 1944; Dendrobium speciosum var. delicatum F.M.Bailey 1884; Thelychiton delicatus (F.M.Bailey) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones, 2002; Thelychiton kestevenii (Rupp) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Tropilis delicata (F.M.Bailey) Butzin 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969 as D kestevenii; The Orchids of New South Wales Rupp 1969 as S kestiven var coloratum; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 photo good; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo ok; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 2 1993; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 2 1999 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 10 2000 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo good; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Thelychiton x delicatus; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 9 2007 photo; Le Petit Larousse des Orchidees Lecoufle, Barthelemy & Schmidt 2013 photo fide;

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