Dendrobium macranthum A.Rich.1834 SECTION Spatulata Photo by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Postage Stamp Photo courtesy of Arne Larsen Denmark and his Orchid Stamp Website


Common Name The Large Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm]

Found in New Caledonia, Santa Cruz Islands, Vanuatu and Wallis & Futna in coastal and lowland rain forests at elevations of sealevel to 500 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, cane-like, slighly swollen basally stems carrying many, distichous, coriaceous, oblong to elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaves articulated to the leaf sheath below that blooms in the spring and early summer on an erect to suberect, 8.8 to 12.8" [22 to 32 cm] long, laxly 8 to 25 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Callista macrantha (A.Rich.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium arachnostachyum Rchb.f. 1877; Dendrobium pseudotokai Kraenzl 1929; Dendrobium tokai var. crassinerve Finet 1903; Durabaculum macranthum (A.Rich.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Sayeria pseudotokai (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 d arachnostachyum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 stamp fide; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo fide/drawing fide; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide