Dendrobium cuthbertsonii

Dendrobium cuthbertsonii New Guinea

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Dendrobieae
SubTribe: Dendrobiinae
Genus: Dendrobium
Species: Den. cuthbertsonii
Binomial name
Dendrobium cuthbertsonii
F. Mueller 1888

Dendrobium cuthbertsonii is a cool growing species of Dendrobium endemic to Papua New Guinea.


Plants bloom in the winter with a single flower. Flowers are 3 cm wide and come in colors of red, purple, yellow, orange, and white. Flowers can last up to nine months


Plants are found growing on mossy trees and rock near streams in Northern Papua New Guinea at elevations of 750m to 3500 meters.


Keep plant in cool temperatures with diffused light. Plants are usually do good mounted or potted in sphagnum moss. Water frequently. A essential part of growing this plant is good air movement and clean water. Avoid fertilizing heavily.


Common Names: Cuthbertson's Dendrobium


  1. Dendrobium agathodaemonis J.J.Sm.
  2. Dendrobium asperfolium J.J.Sm.
  3. Dendrobium atromarginatum
  4. Dendrobium carstensziense J.J.Sm.
  5. Dendrobium coccinellum Ridley
  6. Dendrobium euphues Ridley
  7. Dendrobium fulgidum Ridley
  8. Dendrobium laetum Schlechhter
  9. Dendrobium lichenicola J.J.Sm.
  10. Dendrobium sophronites Schlechter
  11. Dendrobium trachyphyllum Schlechter
  12. Maccraithea agathodaemonis (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  13. Maccraithea asperifolia (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  14. Maccraithea atromarginata (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  15. Maccraithea coccinella (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  16. Maccraithea cuthbertsonii (F.Muell.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  17. Maccraithea euphues (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  18. Maccraithea lichenicola (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  19. Maccraithea sophronites (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  20. Maccraithea trachyphylla (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002
  21. Pedilonum asperifolium (J.J. Sm.) Brieger 1981
  22. Pedilonum coccinellum (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983
  23. Pedilonum cuthbertsonii (F. Muell.) Brieger 1981
  24. Pedilonum euphues (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983
  25. Pedilonum sophronites (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983
  26. Pedilonum trachyphyllum (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

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