Dendrobium fulgidum Schlechter 1916 SECTION Pedilonum Photo by © Lourens Grobler

Inflorescence Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

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Common Name The Shiny Dendrobium

Flower Size to 1" [to 2.5 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea on trees at the edges of forests on exposed ridges at elevations of sealevel to 1300 meters and is a medium to large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, branching stems with roots all along and carrying many, alternate, lanceolate, thin, spreading to suberect, bilobed, deciduous leaves that blooms on a 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, densely many [25 to 35] flowered, racemose inflorescece that arises from nodes all along the leafless cane occuring in the winter and spring with longlasting flowers.

Older canes can rebloom for years and the plant needs a short, slight winter rest from water and fertilizer but should never be left to dry out completely.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum fulgidum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum maritimum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Dendrobium fulgidum subsp. maritimum (J.J.Sm.) Dauncey 2003; Dendrobium fulgidum var. angustilabre J.J.Sm. 1916; Dendrobium maritimum J.J.Sm. 1929; Dendrobium xanthellum Ridl. 1916; Pedilonum fulgidum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D xanthellum; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 2 2008 photo; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide;