Dendrobium bigibbum

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Name and publication()

Dendrobium bigibbum Lindl., Paxton’s Fl. Gard. 3: 25, fig. 245 (1852).

Description()

Hybrids of this species, especially the Cookstown orchid, D. bigibbum var. superbum Hort. ex Reichb.f., are raised as cut flowers and edible orchids. Sometimes these are freeze-dried and used in higher end potpourris. Native colors include intense pinks, pale pinks, and whites, often pink with a white center.

Nativity and distribution()

The species-complex of D. bigibbum is native to Australia but has been hybridized in many named cultivars, primarily cultivated in Southeast Asia.

Family()

Orchidaceae

Synonymy()

Dendrobium phalaenopsis Fitzg.