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Orchid Species: Dendrobium gouldii

Dendrobium gouldii is an orchid species identified by Rchb.f. in 1867.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
gouldii
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
Rchb.f.
Year
1867
ORIGIN: Found in Papua and New Guinea and the Solomon Islands as a large to giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte occurring in riverine forests, coastal forest, swamp forests, beaches and plantations at altitudes of sea-level to 700 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A large to giant sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte occurring in riverine forests, coastal forest, swamp forests, beaches and plantations at altitudes of sea-level to 700 meters with clustered, fusiform, many noded, green stems carrying a few distichous, coriaceous, purple suffused in youth, obtuse leaves that blooms on an erect, to 14 to 28' [35 to 70 cm] long, axillary, racemose, several to many flowered inflorescence that arise from the upper nodes on mature leafy canes with 7 to 40 flowers occurring mostly in the fall.

FLOWER SIZE: 2 1/2 inches [6.25 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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