Dendrobium goldschmidtianum Kraenzl. 1909 SECTION Pedilonum

Photo by Egon Krogsgaard


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Common Name Goldschmidt's Dendrobium [German orchid Enthusiast 1900's and first to flower species] - in China Hong Hua Shi Hu

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

A medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte found most often in ficus trees in the banyan jungles of Taiwan and the Philippines at elevations of 200 to 1000+ meters with clustered, unbranched, cane-like stems carrying many, deciduous, lenear-lanceolate, pointed leaves. The bloom season is in the late winter and early spring and a secondary bloom can occur in the later summer and early fall on a short, fasciculate, racemose, few to several flowered inflorescence that arises from the nodes all along the older leafless cane with 4 to 8, small, fragrant flowers held in a cluster.

They need a slight lessening of water and a cessation of fertilizer through the winter months and resuming with the onset of new growth in the spring and they prefer a semishaded situation.

Synonyms Dendrobium hainanense Masumune & Hayata 1896; Dendrobium irayense Ames & Quisumbing 1934; Dendrobium miyakei Schlechter 1919; Dendrobium pseudohainanense Masam.1933; Dendrobium victoria-reginae Loher var miyakei [Schlechter]Liu & Su 1978; Pedilonum goldschmidtianum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum miyakei (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Native Orchids of Taiwan Tsan-Piao Lin 1975 as D miyalei drawing/photo fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as D miyasakii drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as D irayense drawing/photo fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D miyakei; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D miyakei Photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D miyakei; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 as D miyakei photo fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide as D miyakei; Dendrobium and its 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; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 4 2002 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 84 #11 2015 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes & Tiong 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #12 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo fide;