Dendrobium cuthbertsonii

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Dendrobium cuthbertsonii
Dendrobium cuthbertsonii New Guinea.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: D. cuthbertsonii
Binomial name
Dendrobium cuthbertsonii
F. Muell.
  • Pedilonum cuthbertsonii (F.Muell.) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter
  • Maccraithea cuthbertsonii (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
  • Dendrobium agathodaemonis J.J.Sm.
  • Dendrobium asperifolium J.J.Sm.
  • Dendrobium sophronites Schltr.
  • Dendrobium trachyphyllum Schltr.
  • Dendrobium coccinellum Ridl.
  • Dendrobium euphues Ridl.
  • Dendrobium laetum Schltr.
  • Dendrobium atromarginatum J.J.Sm.
  • Dendrobium lichenicola J.J.Sm.
  • Pedilonum asperifolium (J.J.Sm.) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter
  • Pedilonum trachyphyllum (Schltr.) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter
  • Pedilonum coccinellum (Ridl.) Rauschert
  • Pedilonum euphues (Ridl.) Rauschert
  • Pedilonum sophronites (Schltr.) Rauschert
  • Maccraithea agathodaemonis (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
  • Maccraithea asperifolia (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
  • Maccraithea atromarginata (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
  • Maccraithea coccinella (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
  • Maccraithea euphues (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
  • Maccraithea lichenicola (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
  • Maccraithea sophronites (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones
  • Maccraithea trachyphylla (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones

Dendrobium cuthbertsonii is a species of orchid in the genus Dendrobium. It grows epiphytically at up to 10,000 feet (3,000 m) above sea level in New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago.[1][2] It is targeted by commercial collectors who harvest it for export.[3] It has one of the longest floral durations of any orchid, with individual flowers remaining open for up to nine months.[4] Its stems are 1–2 centimetres (0.4–0.8 in) tall and 4–7 millimetres (0.16–0.28 in) wide; the flowers are 25–40 mm (1.0–1.6 in) long, 13–35 mm (0.5–1.4 in) wide, and extremely variable in colour.[5]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ I. D. James (2001). Orchids. Firefly Books. p. 64. ISBN 9781552095089. 
  3. ^ Irawati (2013). "Conservation of orchids the gems of the tropics". In M. N. Normah; H. F. Chin; Barbara M. Reed. Conservation of Tropical Plant Species. Springer. pp. 171–188. ISBN 9781461437765. 
  4. ^ David Horak (2004). "Orchids and their pollinators". In Charles Marden Fitch. The Best Orchids for Indoors. Brooklyn Botanic Garden. pp. 11–19. ISBN 9781889538600. 
  5. ^ J. Cullen (1992). The Orchid Book: a Guide to the Identification of Cultivated Orchid Species. Cambridge University Press. p. 263. ISBN 9780521418560. 

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