Dendrobium obrienianum Kraenzl. 1892 SECTION Calcarifera

TYPE Drawing by Kraenzlin

Another Drawing

Drawing by Oakes Ames

Part shade Spring EARLY Summer

Common Name O'Brien's Dendrobium

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm]

Found on Luzon within the Philippines without locational data as a medium sized epiphyte with cane-like, reddish, pendulous, slightly clavate stems carrying oblong-lanceolate, papery, decidous leaves that blooms in the spring and early summer on a lateral, from the upper nodes of the stem, pendulous, [5 to 8" [12.5 to 20 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying greenish yellow with white at the base and the lip is white occasionally with purple lines or dirty looking red streaks.

Synonyms Dendrobium striatum auct. 1905; Eurycaulis obrienianus (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. 2003;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908 drawing fide; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinaae Kraenzlin 1910 drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1995; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006