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Orchid Species: Callista bigibba

Kew currently accepted name is Dendrobium bigibbum

Callista bigibba is an orchid species identified by (Lindl.) Kuntze in 1891. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dendrobium bigibbum.
Genus
Callista (Callista.)
Grex
bigibba
Parents
Species
Author
(Lindl.) Kuntze
Year
1891
ORIGIN: Found in Queensland Australia and Papua and New Guinea as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphytic or lithophytic species that grows in semi-arid, low elevations of sea level to 400 meters, in high light situations.

DESCRIPTION: A medium to large sized, hot growing epiphytic or lithophytic species that grows in semi-arid, low elevations of sea level to 400 meters, in high light situations with cylindrical, narrow, tapering slightly towards both ends, green or reddish purple stems carrying 3 to 12, ovate or lanceolate, acute leaves held in the apical half and can bloom in the mid summer through winter on an axillary, to 12 [to 30 cm], arching raceme with 2 to 20, large, long lasting flowers that arise from the nodes near the apex of the leafy or leafless canes if given a moderate winter rest and not resuming water until the new growths are 2 to 3 tall.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 inches [5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Dendrobium Den bigibbum 1852 Lindl.
Add+ Dendrobium Den lithocola 1989 D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.
Add+ Dendrobium Den phalaenopsis 1880 Fitzg.
Add+ Dendrobium Den striaenopsis 1989 M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Callista Callista phalaenopsis 1891 (Fitzg.) Kuntze
Add+ Callista Callista sumneri 1891 (F.Muell.) Kuntze
Add+ Dendrobium Den sumneri 1867 F.Muell.
Add+ Vappodes Vap bigibba 2002 (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Vappodes Vap lithocola 2002 (D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Vappodes Vap phalaenopsis 2002 (Fitzg.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
Add+ Vappodes Vap striaenopsis 2002 (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
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