Dendrobium stuartii F.M.Bailey 1884 SECTION Dendrobium

Side View Of Flower

Photo By Dian Rahardjo and Dikara Orchids Website

Another Flower

Photo by Bill Bergstrom


Common Name Stuart's Dendrobium [English Orchid Gardener, Stuart Low 1800's] - In Australia The Fringed Tree Orchid

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Sumatra, Bali, Borneo to Queensland Australia in riverine forests at elevations of 100 to 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with somewhat fleshy, cane-like stems carrying in youth, deciduous, smaller, acute, thin, 2 ranked leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a very short, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes in the upper 2/3 of the canes with flower that turn yellow with age.

CAUTION Kew now puts this species as a synonym of D macrostachyum I have left them separate pending further research.

Synonyms Callista stuartii (F.M.Bailey) Kuntze 1891; Callista tetrodon (Rchb.f. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium tetrodon sensu Ridley 1924; Dendrobium viridicatum Ridl. 1899; Dendrobium whiteanum T.E.Hunt 1951

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as D tetrodon; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D viridicatum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as D tetrodon drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910;Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D tetrodon drawing ok; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 as D tetrodon drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as D tetrodon photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994 as D tetrodon; Orchid Species Culture Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D tetrodon; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo? no hair; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo? no hair; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo good; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo ok;