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Orchid Species: Dendrobium helix

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Dendrobium helix is an orchid species identified by P.J.Cribb in 1980.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
helix
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
P.J.Cribb
Year
1980
ORIGIN: A large to giant sized, hot growing epiphyte from New Guinea on exposed branches of lowland coastal forest trees at elevations of sea-level to 150 meters.

DESCRIPTION: A large to giant sized, hot growing epiphyte from New Guinea on exposed branches of lowland coastal forest trees at elevations of sea-level to 150 meters with clustered, swollen basally, tapering apically, yellow orange stems carrying many, elliptic to ovate-elliptic leaves that diminish in size towards the apex and blooms at most any time of the year on a to 20 [50 cm] long, erect, ascending or horizontal racemose, axillary, laxly, many [15 to 20] flowered inflorescence with nodding, stiff, fleshy flowers, that arises from the leaf sheaths at the apex of the upper leaf nodes of mature leafed canes.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 1/2 to 4 inches [4 to 10 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 talasea Finet [Baker]
Add+ Durabaculum Du helix 2002 (P.J.Cribb) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
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