Dendrobium tiongii Cootes 2010 SECTION Pedilonum

Photo by Peter Lin

Part Shade Warm Spring

Common Name or Meaning Tiong's Dendrobium [Australian Good friend of the Author current]

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 500 to 1000 meters as a giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, elongate, leafy stems carrying on the apical 2/3's of the stem, narrowly elliptic, papery leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, from opposite the leaves, up to 40 flowered inflorescence

This species is very similar to the widespread D bullenianum but the major difference is that D tiongii always has erect stems no matter how long or old they are and the flowers are never striped.

Synonyms Coelandria armeniaca M.A.Clem. & Cootes 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #2 2020 photo fide