Den. Sec. Pedilonum


Tribe: Epidendreae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae

Members of this group of dendrobiums make a colorful addition to any orchid collection. The deciduous canes may be upright, lax or pendant and can either be tall or short. Flowers of many species are produced in dense clusters from the nodes of second-year canes while others produce a pendant inflorescence from the apex of the new or previous year's cane. The most attractive feature of this section is the wide range of floral colors, from bright orange to brilliant fuchsia with near-red and near-blue included. The species inhabit a wide range of elevations providing Pedilonum Dendrobiums for every temperature range. Most are primarily spring-blooming, but healthy plants will produce a second flush of flowers either before or after the main bloom. Commonly grown species are the beautiful blue Dendrobium victoria-reginae, bright orange Den. bullenianum(syn. topaziacum), brilliant fuchsia Den. goldschmidtianum (syn.miyakei, watermelon-colored Den. smilliae and the summer-blooming pink Den. bracteosum.

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New Guinea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand. 

Dendrobium bracteosum - ©2009 Greg Allikas

Den. bullenianum (syn. topaziacum) - ©2009 Greg Allikas

Den. constrictum - ©2009 Greg Allikas

Den. goldschmidtianum - ©2009 Greg Allikas

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