Dendrobium fairchildae Ames & Quisumb. 1932 SECTION Calcarifera Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Side View Of flowers Photos courtesy of Patricia Harding

MID

Common Name Fairchild's Dendrobium [American Woman Orchid Enthusiast in the Philippines 1900's]

Flower Size 1 1/2" to 2" [3.75 to 5 cm]

This is a Philippine, large sized, cool growing, lithophytic, deciduous leafed species occuring on exposed rocks at elevations above 1200 meters with clustered, terete, slender stems carrying many, 2 ranked, lanceolate, pointed, deciduous, membraneous leaves that blooms in the mid summer and fall an a very short, axillary, pendulous, few to several [6 to 9] flowered raceme that arise from the nodes near the apex and on the sides of the older leafless canes.

Gradually reduce the amount of water and fertilizer through the fall and winter months and resume in the spring after the onset of new growth.

Synonyms Dendrobium fairchildiae f. album Cootes 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 3 2001 photo as D fairchildae f album; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as D fairchilae var album photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 as D fairchilae var album photo fide;

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