Dendrobium jonesii Rendle 1901 SECTION Dendrocoryne Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name Jones' Dendrobium [Australian Orchid Collector early 1900's] - In Australia The Oak Orchid- The Large Oak Orchid

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1 1/2 to 2 cm ]

Found in Queensland Australia in mountains in the Cape York Penninsula at elevations of 150 to 1400 meters in high light of open forests or high in the trees of rainforests as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic orchid with dark, grooved and swollen basally stems carrying 2 to 7 ovate, apically crowded, thin leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 4, erect to arching, racemose inflorescence arising from the nodes towards the apex of the stem and carrying 30, spicily fragrant flowers that often do not open fully.

Synonyms Dendrobium fusiforme Bailey 1902; Dendrobium fusiforme f. magnificum Dockrill 1956; Dendrobium fusiforme var. blackburnii Nicholls 1950; Dendrobium fusiforme var. fusiforme ( Bailey ) F.M.Bailey 1949; Dendrobium jonesii subsp. bancroftianum (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989; Dendrobium jonesii subsp. blackburnii (Nicholls) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1989 ; Dendrobium jonesii subsp. jonesii Rendle 1989; Dendrobium jonesii subsp. magnificum (Dockrill) D.P.Banks & Clemesha 1990; Dendrobium jonesii var. jonesii Rendle 1992; Dendrobium jonesii var. magnificum (Dockrill) Dockrill 1992; Dendrobium ruppianum A.D. Hawkes ex F. Gordon 1964; Dendrobium ruppianum f. magnificum Dockrill 1964; Dendrobium ruppianum var. blackburnii (Nicholls) Dockrill 1964; Dendrobium speciosum f. bancroftianum (Rchb.f.) F.M.Bailey 1902; Dendrobium speciosum var. bancroftianum Rchb.f. 1886 ; Dendrobium speciosum var. fusiforme F.M.Bailey 1883; Thelychiton jonesii ( Rendle ) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Thelychiton jonesii subsp. bancroftianus (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002 ; Thelychiton jonesii subsp. blackburnii (Nicholls) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Tropilis ruppiana (A.D.Hawkes ex F.Gordon) Butzin 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing fide/photo good; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D ruppianum Photo good; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Thelychiton jonesii photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Thelychiton jonesii subs bancroftianum photo fide

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