Dendrobium goldfinchii F.Muell. 1883 SECTION Crumenata Photo by Owawan

Partial Sun Hot WarmWinter Summer

Common Name Goldfinch's Dendrobium [An English Lieutenent in the Solomon Islands 1800's]

Flower Size 3/8" [9 mm]

Found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Santa Cruz Islands, Fiji and Samoa in rainforests at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to pendant, strongly constricted below, swollen in the middle, tapering to a thin, wiry, leafless apical portion, yellow green often tinged with red, zig-zag stem carrying alternate, two ranked, stiff, thick, bilaterally flattened, linear-lanceolate, usually tinged red, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and again in the winter on a terminal, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aporum goldfinchii (F.Muell.) Brieger 1981; Ceraia goldfinchii (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing not = Dendrobium platygastrium; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Aporum goldfinchii plant only; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Allertonia Vol 5 No 1 Kores 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Samoa Whistler & Cribb 1996 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good