Dendrobium friedericksianum Rchb.f 1887 SECTION Dendrobium Photo by Woon Leng Nursery

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Common Name Friederick's Dendrobium - in Thailand - Lueang chantabun

Flower Size more than 1 3/4" [more than 4 cm]

A deciduous leafed, spring bloomer on an axillary, short, racemose inflorescence with 2 to 4, waxy, long-lived flowers that arises from the nodes near the apex of leafless canes that comes from Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia where it is found in low elevations in tall trees at least 20 meters up so it is a hot to cool growing, medium sized, epiphytic plant with suberect, basally slender and cylindrical to clavate above, light yellow stems carrying in the apical third, several quickly deciduous leaves that needs a slight lessening of water and holding of fertilizer until the spring.

Synonyms Dendrobium friedericksianum var oculatum Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D friedericksianum var coculatum; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; Beautiful Thai Orchid Species Kamemoto & Sagarik 1975 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide as var occulatum; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide

Dendrobium friedericksianum var oculatum Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 Photo courtesy of Botanická zahrada a arboretum Mendelova zemedelská a lesnická univerzita v Brne, Brno, Czech

A variety with red blotches on either side of the base of the lip.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 No 10 1970; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo good; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombay 1992 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as D friericksianumphoto fide;

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