Dendrobium macrophyllum A. Richard 1834 not Lindley or Ames SECTION Latouria

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden Copyright All rights reserved

Java variety

Papua New Guinea variety Photos By David Sucianto

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Common Name The Large-Leafed Dendrobium - In New Guinea- The Pastor's Orchid

Flower Size to 2" [to 5 cm]

A widespread, medium to large sized, hot growing species from Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, the Philippines, Sulawesi, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Santa Cruz, Vanuatu and the Caroline Islands that is usually epiphytic in hot coastal primary forest jungles on tree trunks halfway up the bole from sea-level to 1700 meters in elevation. This species has ribbed, slightly flattened, slender basally and thicker in the upper 60% stems carrying 2 to 4, large, persistent leaves that are near the apex. They bloom from spring until late summer on an erect, to 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, usually many [15 to 25] flowered raceme with heavy textured, color variable flowers and require even water and fertilizer year round. They have an axillary, apical, erect or curved inflorescence that arises from the leaf axils at the apex of the leafed canes with flowers that have a delicate fragrance and are long-lasting.

Synonyms Callista gordonii (S. Moore) Kuntze 1891; Callista macrophylla (A. Rich.) Kuntze 1891; Callista veitchiana (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium brachythecum F Mueller & Krzl. 1894; Dendrobium ferox Hassk. 1835; Dendrobium gordoni S. Moore Ex Baker 1883; Dendrobium lucae F. Mueller 1910; Dendrobium musciferum Schlechter 1912; Dendrobium palawense Schlechter 1914; Dendrobium psyche Krzl. 1910; Dendrobium sarcostemma Teijsm. & Binn 1866; Dendrobium sarcostemma Teijsm. & Binn. 1830; Dendrobium ternatense J.J.Sm. 1909; Dendrobium tomohonense Krzl. 1910; Dendrobium veitchianum Lindley 1847; Latourea macrophylla ( A.Rich. ) F.G.Brieger 1981; Latourea muscifera ( Schltr. ) F.G.Brieger 1981; Latourorchis macrophylla [A.Rich.] Breiger 1981; Latourorchis muscifera ( Schltr. ) F.G.Brieger 1981; Sayeria macrophylla (A. Rich.) Rauschert 1983; Sayeria muscifera (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Sayeria palawensis (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Sayeria psyche (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as D veitchianum; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 as D bachythecum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985 as Dendrobium musciferum Schlechter 1912; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as D musciferum photo fide; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Latourea macrophyllum; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Latourea muscifera; photo fide/ drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 stamp; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 10 1987 photo as D musciferum; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo?; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 11 1992 photo; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societe' Neo-Caledonienne D' Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 9 2002 photo; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 6 2005 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as D macrophyllum var ternatense drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

Dendrobium macrophyllum A. Richard 1834 var gordoni Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Dendrobium macrophyllum var ternatense [J.J.Sm] O'Byrne & Wood 2011 Photo by Tina Warara and Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Synonyms Dendrobium ternatense J.J.Sm. 1909;

References *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 drawing/photo fide

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