Dendrobium taurinum Lindl. 1843 SECTION Spatulata Photo by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Lo Sek Poh

Common Name or Meaning The Bull Headed Dendrobium

Flower Size 2 to 2.6" [5 to 6.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines in coastal mangrove swamps and open woody plateaus at elevations below 300 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with cane-like, stiffly erect, cylindrical or strongly spindle shaped, basally brown orange stems carrying many, dark, shiny green, broad, thick, leathery, elliptical, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a from near the apex, axillary, erect, slightly fractiflex, 4 to 48" [10 to 122 cm] long, 6 to 30 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex and carrying long-lasting flowers

Synonyms Callista taurina (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium taurinum f alba Valmayor & Tiu 1984; Dendrobium taurinum var. amboinense Rolfe 1897; Durabaculum amboinense (Rolfe) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Durabaculum taurinum (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing good; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 3 1958 drawing; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Asia Soon 1980 phot ofide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 3 1982 drawing; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D taurinum f album; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo good/drawing food; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo good; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; 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; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as D taurinum fma album photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 as D taurinum f album photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

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