Dendrobium goldschmidtianum Kraenzl. 1909 SECTION Pedilonum

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Common Name Goldschmidt's Dendrobium [German orchid Enthusiast 1900's and first to flower species] - in China Hong Hua Shi Hu

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

A medium to large sized, hot growing, low altitude epiphyte found most often in ficus trees in the banyan jungles of Taiwan and the Philippines below the altitude of 300 meters with clustered, unbranched, cane-like stems carrying many, deciduous, lenear-lanceolate, pointed leaves. The bloom season is in the late winter and early spring and a secondary bloom can occur in the later summer and early fall on a short, fasciculate, racemose, few to several flowered inflorescence that arises from the nodes all along the older leafless cane with 4 to 8, small, fragrant flowers held in a cluster.

They need a slight lessening of water and a cessation of fertilizer through the winter months and resuming with the onset of new growth in the spring and they prefer a semishaded situation.

Synonyms Dendrobium hainanense Masumune & Hayata 1896; Dendrobium irayense Ames & Quisumbing 1934; Dendrobium miyakei Schlechter 1919; Dendrobium pseudohainanense Masam.1933; Dendrobium victoria-reginae Loher var miyakei [Schlechter]Liu & Su; Pedilonum goldschmidtianum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983 Pedilonum miyakei (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Native Orchids of Taiwan Tsan-Piao Lin 1975 as D miyalei drawing/photo fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D miyakei; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D miyakei Photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D miyakei; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 as D miyakei photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as D miyakei; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 4 2002 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide;