Dendrobium laxiflorum J.J.Sm. 1932 SECTION Spatulata Photo by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Laxly Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm] tall

Found in the Moluccas [Halmahera only] as a giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with canelike stems carrying spreading, coriaceous, lanceolate, unequally, obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a spreading, to 18" [to 45 cm] long, laxly 12 flowered inflorescence with shortly tubular, apically oblique floral bracts and carry deliciously fragrant flowers

Synonyms Ceratobium laxiflorum (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; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996;