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Orchid Species: Dendrobium tenuicalcar

Kew currently accepted name is Dendrobium violaceum

Dendrobium tenuicalcar is an orchid species identified by J.J.Sm. in 1911. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Dendrobium violaceum.
Genus
Dendrobium (Den.)
Grex
tenuicalcar
Parents
Species
Author
J.J.Sm.
Year
1911
ORIGIN: Found in New Guinea in juvenal secondary growth or edges of primary forests in bright light at elevations of 750 to 2000 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature, cool to warm growing epiphyte, lithophyte or occasional terrestrial with thick, fleshy, basally swollen stems carrying 2 to 4 apical, linear, channeled leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a basal, 1.2 [3 cm] long, few to several [2 to 10] flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the pseudobulb and having a cluster of 2 to 10, long-lasting flowers at the apex, with several being open at a time.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.9 to 1.6 inches [2.2 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 violaceum 1910 Kraenzl. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.)
Add+ Dendrobium Den allioides 1935 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Dendrobium Den brachyacron 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Dendrobium Den cyperifolium 1923 Schltr.
Add+ Dendrobium Den dryadum 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Dendrobium Den geminiflorum 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Dendrobium Den igneoviolaceum 1929 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Dendrobium Den pityphyllum 1919 Schltr.
Add+ Dendrobium Den quinquecostatum 1912 Schltr.
Add+ Dendrobium Den scotiiferum 1934 J.J.Sm.
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum brachyacron 1983 (Schltr.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum cyperifolium 1983 (Schltr.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum dryadum 1983 (Schltr.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum geminiflorum 1983 (Schltr.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum pityphyllum 1983 (Schltr.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum quinquecostatum 1981 (Schltr.) Brieger in F.R.R.Schlechter
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum scotiiferum 1983 (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum tenuicalcar 1983 (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert
Add+ Pedilonum Pedilonum violaceum 1983 (Kraenzl.) Rauschert
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