Dendrobium bicaudatum Reinw. ex Lindl. 1859 SECTION Spatulata Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Two-Tailed Dendrobium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Mollucas, Sulawesi and the Philippines as a medium sized, hot to warm growing lithophyte on rocks from sea level to 1000 meters with clustered, cane-like, narrowly fusiform, dilated at or below the middle, to 20 noded pseudobulbs carrying many [4 to 10], thinly coriaceous, suberect, lanceolate to narrowly oblong-elliptic, unequally and obscurely subacutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms mostly in the fall and winter on often 2 or more arising at a time, usually erect, axillary, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, usually racemose, to 8 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex of the pseudobulb

Synonyms Callista bicaudata (Reinw. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Ceratobium bicaudatum (Reinw. ex Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Ceratobium minax (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Dendrobium antelope Rchb. f. 1883; Dendrobium burbidgei Rchb. f. 1878; Dendrobium demmenii J.J. Sm. 1920; Dendrobium minax Rchb. f. 1874; Dendrobium rumphianum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1867 as Dendrobium minax drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D antelope; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D burbidgei; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D minax drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D rumphianum; AOS Bulletin Vol 15 # 8 1946 photo ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 as D demmenii; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981 as D rumphianum photo fide ; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as D minax drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 excluded taxa; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their 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; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; 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; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 as D minax; Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014 see Appendices Excluded taxa; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes & Tiong 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #4 2016 photo fide;