Dendrobium ceraula Rchb. f. 1877 SECTION Calcarifera Photo by Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Plant and Flowers Photos by Eric Hunt

Part Shade CoolWinter MIDSpring SummerFall

Common Name The Horned Dendrobium [refers to the long upturned spur]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in the Phillipines on tree trunkls and branches at elevations above 1300 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with slender, pendent, new stems arising from the middle and the base of the previous stem, densely leafy stems carrying many, deciduous, lanceolate, denticulate apically leaves that blooms all along the stem on short inflorescence with 2 to 4 flowers arising on old and new canes and ocurring at most any time of the year.

Synonyms Dendrobium gonzalesii Quisumb. 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as D gonzalesiidrawing/photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D gonzalesii; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D gonzalesii Photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D gonzalesii; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 4 2000 photo; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Species Orchids Cootes 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes & Tiong 2015 Drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 photo fide;