Dendrobium tangerinum P.J.Cribb 1980 SECTION Spatulata Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Tangerine Colored Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 3/4" to 2" [4.6 to 5 cm]

A small to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphtye of the lowlands of New Guinea on small trees or cliff faces on rocks at elevations of sea level to 1250 meters that have erect, cane-like, basally slightly swollen stems carrying many, oblong-elliptic, leathery leaves at the upper half of the stem that blooms at most any time of the yearon a 14" to 18" [35 to 45 cm] long, sheathed inflorescence with up to 20 flowers in nature and arising from the nodes near the apex of leafy canes carrying long-lasting flowers.

A slight lessening of water and fertilizer through the winter months is beneficial. Resume water and fertilizer with the onset of new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Ceratobium strepsiceros (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Dendrobium strepsiceros J.J. Sm. 1912; Durabaculum tangerinum (P.J.Cribb) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981 photo as D strepsiceros; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo fide/drawing fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo good; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide

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