Dendrobium tokai Rchb.f. 1865 SECTION Spatulata Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Hot Warm Fall

Common Name The Toka Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in Fiji and Tonga in dense and open forest at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fleshy, cylindrical, many ridged stems carrying 2 apical, narrowly oblong, leathery, bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on a 12" [30 cm] long, densely several to many flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex of the stem and carrying the 8 to 20 flowers in the upper half.

Synonyms Durabaculum tokai (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Grastidium tokai (Rchb.f.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D tokai var crassinerve; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 drawing fide; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 drawing good; Allertonia Vol 5 No 1 Kores 1989; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo good; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobiums Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014