Dendrobium magistratus P.J. Cribb 1981 SECTION Spatulata Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch, Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site


Common Name The ? Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 1/3" [3.2 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte that occurs on trees in montane forests at altitudes of 1300 to 1500 meters with clustered, cane-like, basally swollen and slender towards the apex stems carrying 15+, distichous, elliptic, flat leaves and blooms on a axillary, 5.5" [13.75 cm] long, several to a cane, racemose, few to many flowered, fasciculate inflorescence that arise from the leaf sheaths near the apex of the cane with the flowers held in a clustered spiral.

A slight lessening of water and fertilizer is beneficial in the winter but do not let it dry out completely.

Synonyms Durabaculum magistratus (P.J.Cribb) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo fide/drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006