Dendrobium luzonense Lindl. 1844 SECTION Grastidium

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Another Flower

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Part Shade Hot Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Luzon Island Dendrobium - In China Lu Song Shi Hu

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Taidong Taiwan, Sulawesi and the Philippines in forests along creeks on trees at elevations of sea level to 1300 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with smooth, long, cane-like stems carrying pointed, grass-like, close set, shiny green, thin textured, distichous leaves in the upper half that blooms in the winter; spring, summer and fall on a 2 flowered inflorescence arising opposite the leaves.

Synonyms Dendrobium alagense Ames 1907; Grastidium alagense (Ames) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997; Grastidium luzonense (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as grastidium luzonense photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 as Grastidium luzonense photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes & Tiong 2015 photo fide