Dendrobium lasianthera J.J. Sm 1932 SECTION Spatulata

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Common Name The Wooly Pollina Dendrobium - Sepik Blue [PNG] - May River Red [PNG] -

Flower Size 2 1/2" [6.25 cm]

A large sized, hot growing epiphyte from damp, humid river and streams in lowland forests of Papua and New Guinea below 100 meters in elevation with terete, erect stems carrying leaves throughout the length and have elliptic, coriaceous, emarginate, alternate leaves. The bloom season is from spring through autumn on an axillary, medium length to 1 to 2' [30 to 60 cm], several to many [10 to 30] flowered raceme with showy flowers that arises from the nodes near the apex of mature leafy canes with water and fertilizer applied evenly year round.

Synonyms Dendrobium lasiantherum ?; Dendrobium ostrinoglossum Rupp. 1953; Dendrobium stueberi Hort., Stuber ex Zurrow 1934; Durabaculum lasiantherum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 5 1969 as D ostrinoglossum stamp good; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photos fide; Orchids of Asia Soon 1980; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981 photo fide; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo fide/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 9 1987 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 56 No 3 1992 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 photo; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Orchid Australia Vol 12 No 1 2000 photo; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 66 No 6 2001 photo; Botanica's Orchids 2002 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 6 2005/6 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin vol 78 No 11 2009 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 7 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 82 #3 2018 Photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #1 2020 photo fide