Dendrobium jacobsonii J.J. Sm. 1918 SECTION Pedilonum [Bl.] Lindl. Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, plant grown by White Oak Orchids

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Marius Wasbauer

Common Name Jacobson's Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.1" [2.75 cm]

Endemic to eastern Java as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte found at elevations of 2000 to 3000 meters in high mountain mistforests on small exposed trees with clustered pseudobulbs that often keiki on the sides carrying many leaves arranged on 2 sides of the stem with the lowest being quickly deciduous and the apical ones persistent that blooms in the spring on a short inflorescence with 1 or rarely 2, hanging flowers occuring all along both leafed and leafless canes.

A winter reduction of water and fertilizer is beneficial until new growth arrives in the spring.

Synonyms Pedilonum jacobsonii (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Digest Vol 45 No 2 1981 photo drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photos fide