Dendrobium suavissimum 'Crothers'
Taxonomist Dr. Eric Christenson helped us to identify this intriguing and beautiful Dendrobium
, saying: "Some authors consider it to be simply a color form of Dendrobium chrysotoxum
, but Senghas treated it as separate, and so do I. The only technical character - other than D. suavissimum
having the dark throat while D. chrysotoxum
is pure yellow - I can find is that there are sparse, minute hairs along the petal margins in Dendrobium chrysotoxum
, and absolutely none in Dendrobium suavissimum
The vibrant, saturated, golden-orange flowers are each about one and a half inches across, have a slightly more golden lip with dark red markings in the throat, and bloom in clusters of about eight flowers. . Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from South East Asia.
Orchid of the Day: June 12, 2014