Dendrobium moorei F. Muell. 1869 SECTION Dendrocoryne Photo by Chris Sydney and Orchids Online Australia

Common Name Moore's Dendrobium [Australian Collector of species 1800's] - In Australia Drooping Cane Orchid

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found only on Lord Howe Island in between Australia and New Zealand at elevations below 1000 meters and is a small sized, cool growing epiphyte, lithophyte and terrestrial with basally thickened, angled and furrowed stems carrying 2 to 6 apical, lanceolate, leathery, thin textured leaves which blooms on a 6" [15 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence arising from nodes near the apex with waxy, fragrant flowers occuring in the fall and winter.

This species if overwatered will produce aerial keikis and is best grown in pots with an open mix with moderate shade, plenty of water and fertilizer while growing and less in the fall and winter when it becomes dormant.

Synonyms Callista moorei (F.Muell.) Kuntze 1891; Thelychiton moorei (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Tropilis moorei (F. Muell.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids of Australia Nicholls 1969 drawing fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 photo fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 10 1993 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Australia Riley & Banks 2002 drawing fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Thelychiton moorei photo good