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Orchid Species: Dendrobium cruttwellii

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Dendrobium cruttwellii is an orchid species identified by T.M.Reeve in 1980.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
cruttwellii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
T.M.Reeve
Year
1980
ORIGIN: Found in eastern Papua New Guinea as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte found low on the trunks of trees or on small branches of shrubs, that are usually less than ten feet tall, at elevations of 1500-2400 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Found in eastern Papua New Guinea as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte found low on the trunks of trees or on small branches of shrubs, that are usually less than ten feet tall, at elevations of 1500-2400 meters with shiny, erect pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 oblong-lanceolate leaves. The bloom season is in the late spring and early summer on an axillary, wiry, arching to pendant, 8 [20 cm] long, slender, few to several flowered inflorescence that arises from the leaf nodes near the apex of the pseudobulb with 2 to 12, pendulous, long-lasting flowers and requires a slightly drier winter rest to set the flowering.

FLOWER SIZE: 1.2 to 1.4 inches [3 to 4 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 sayeria 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Sayeria Say paradoxa 1894 Kraenzl.
Most awarded/recent cultivars: Den. cruttwellii 'Gilbert' (2013) Den. cruttwellii 'Corinna' (2012) Den. cruttwellii 'D & M' (1989)
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