Dendrobium mooreanum Lindl. 1851 SECTION Latouria Photo by Orchid Blog Website

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


Common Name Moore's Dendrobium [Collector of Species 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Vanuatu in lowland to montane forests at elevations of 300 to 1100 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, erect, yellow stems consisting of 3 to 4 nodes and carrying 2 to 4, apical, ovate-lanceolate, coriaceous, acute leaves that blooms on 1 to 3, terminal, erect to arcuate, 7.2" [18 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence

Very similar to Dendrobium ruginosum from the Solomon Islands but differs in the relatively shorter, narrower petals and the entire or very obscurely lobed rhombic lip with a triangular acute apex.

Synonyms Dendrobium fairfaxii Rolfe 1889; Dendrobium petri Rchb.f. 1877; Dendrobium priscillae A.D.Hawkes 1957; Dendrobium quaifei Rolfe ex Ames 1933; Sayeria mooreana (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D petri; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 12 1982 stamp fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide;