Dendrobium strebloceras Rchb.f 1886 SECTION Spatulata Photo by Rachmat Setiawan Saleh and his Flickr Orchid Photo Webpage

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Inflorescence? Photo by Nik Fahmi and his Vortex Orchid Webpage


Common Name The Twisted Horn Dendrobium

Flower Size to 2" [to 5 cm]

Found in the Malaysian archipelago as a sympodial, large sized, hot growing epiphyte with shiny, yellow green, cane-like, tapering stems that have a dark ring around each internode and carrying many, variable shaped, leathery, dark green, curved leaves that are held at the upper 1/3 of the cane blooming in the summer and fall, on a 18" [45 cm] long, horizontal, few to several [5 to 12], fragrant flowered, racemose inflorescence that is longer than the leaves and arises from the uppermost nodes.

A slight lessening of water and fertilizer should occur through the winter months and resumed only after the onset of new growth in the spring.

Synonyms Callista strebloceras (Rchb. f.) Kuntze 1891; Ceratobium strebloceras (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002 ; Dendrobium dammerboerii J.J. Sm. 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D strebloseras var rossianum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 11 1981 photo fide; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 drawing ok/photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good to the second photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 # 11 2017 photo fide;