Dendrobium tetragonum

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Common Spider Orchid
Dendrobium tetragonum.jpg
1872 illustration[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Podochilaeae
Subtribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: D. tetragonum
Binomial name
Dendrobium tetragonum
A.Cunn. ex Lindl.
  • Callista tetragona (A.Cunn. ex Lindl.) Kuntze
  • Dendrobium tetragonum var. tomentosum Nicholls
  • Dendrobium tetragonum var. variabile P.A.Gilbert
  • Dendrocoryne tetragonum (A.Cunn. ex Lindl.) Brieger
  • Tropilis tetragona (A.Cunn. ex Lindl.) Butzin
  • Tetrabaculum tetragonum (A.Cunn. ex Lindl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones

Dendrobium tetragonum, the Common Spider Orchid, is a species of orchid, also known as the Rectangular-bulbed Dendrobium or Tree Spider Orchid. It is commonly found in New South Wales and Queensland in Australia.[2][3]

Infraspecific taxa[edit]

Several names have been proposed for subspecies and varieties. These are currently accepted as of June 2014:[2]

  1. Dendrobium tetragonum var. cacatua (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) H.Mohr - Queensland
  2. Dendrobium tetragonum subsp. cataractarum Peter B.Adams, S.D.Lawson & G.A.Paterson - Queensland
  3. Dendrobium tetragonum subsp. giganteum (Leaney) Peter B.Adams - Queensland
  4. Dendrobium tetragonum var. melaleucaphilum (M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones) Dockrill - Queensland and New South Wales
  5. Dendrobium tetragonum var. serpentis Peter B.Adams - Queensland
  6. Dendrobium tetragonum subsp. tetragonum - Queensland and New South Wales


  1. ^ Walter Hood Fitch (1817-1892) del. et lith. Description by Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817—1911) - "Curtis's Botanical Magazine" vol. 98 (ser. 3 nr. 28) tab. 5956
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ "IOSPE Photos: Dendrobium tetragonum". Retrieved 2013-12-22. 

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