Dendrobium macfarlanei F.Muell. 1876 SECTION Crumenata

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Photos by © Art Vogel

Part shade HotSpring

Common Name or Meaning Macfarlane's Dendrobium [Australian Minister 1800's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in New Guinea in foothills at elevations of 150 to 200 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with basally swollen, 4 to 5 sided, becoming branching, slightly flattened, rigid and wiry, shiny becoming dark with age stems carrying many, linear-lanceolate, folded, distichous leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, 1 to 2 flowered, inflorescence with the short lived flowers held towards the apex of the stem.

Related to D eboracense and D litorale

Synonyms Aporopsis macfarlanei (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Aporum macfarlanei (F.Muell.) Rauschert 1983; Callista macfarlanei (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Ceraia macfarlanei (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014