Dendrobium amboinense Hook. 1856 SECTION Fugacia

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FragrancePart ShadeHot WarmSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Amboin Island Dendrobium

Flower Size 3 to 8" [7.5 to 20 cm] [when flattened]

Found on Amboin island of the Moluccas Islands as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing orchid with club-shaped, jointed, basally swollen canes carrying 2 to 3 apical, leathery, oblong-lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on short 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes at the apex of either leafy or leafless canes and carry very short-lived, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Callista amboinensis (Hook.) Kuntze 1891; Euphlebium amboinense (Hook.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 5 1957 Drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 3 1958 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Euphlebium amboinense; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker's 1996; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 72 #3 2008 photo/drawing fide’ Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 #6 2014 photo fide;