Flavum vs aurea (aureeum)
User Name

Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Flavum vs aurea (aureeum)
Many perks!



Fauna Top Sites
Old 08-17-2022, 10:57 PM
skirincich skirincich is offline

Join Date: Jul 2020
Posts: 85
Flavum vs aurea (aureeum)
Default Flavum vs aurea (aureum)

I was looking at photos of both the flavum and aurea varieties of dendrobium spectabile. Can someone explain the differences?


Last edited by skirincich; 08-18-2022 at 11:31 AM..
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2022, 01:18 AM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 10,222
Flavum vs aurea (aureeum) Female

Did you see any difference in the pictures? I would suspect that they are synonyms... yellow by another name. But I would be glad to stand corrected if there actually is a difference.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids (Visit my back yard)

See what orchid species are blooming in Southern California(New page for November 2022)
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2022, 07:36 AM
gjanick2 gjanick2 is offline

Join Date: Mar 2018
Zone: 10b
Location: Chiang Mai Province, Thailand
Age: 73
Posts: 95
Flavum vs aurea (aureeum) Male
Default Roberta's back yard OMG!!!!

I just visited your site and I am in awe! WOW! So many great things. Not just the plants. Your growing areas and injinuity (spelling) and creativity. Absolutely awesome!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes Roberta liked this post
Old 08-18-2022, 09:48 AM
Ray's Avatar
Ray Ray is offline
Senior Member

Join Date: May 2005
Member of:AOS
Location: Oak Island NC
Posts: 13,987
Flavum vs aurea (aureeum) Male

While I agree with Roberta that “aureum” and “flavum” are used synonymously, technically they mean “golden yellow” and ”yellow”, so I supposed there is an intended difference.
Ray Barkalow, Orchid Iconoclast
Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2022, 11:59 AM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Flavum vs aurea (aureeum)

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 16,003
Flavum vs aurea (aureeum) Male

Botanical taxonomists for the most part no longer use the concept of variety. The label used would be subspecies. Flower color isn't normally used in deciding what defines a taxon. Variety is a concept used by horticulturalists, more like a catalog description.
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote


aurea, dendrobium, flavum, spectabile, steve

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Confusion about Cattleya dowiana 'aurea' by orchid vendors? thefish1337 Cattleya Alliance 1 11-30-2021 07:32 PM
aurea x aurea, or aurea x self JScott Beginner Discussion 11 06-29-2021 11:54 PM
Cyrtopodium flavum isurus79 Cymbidium Alliance 5 06-11-2018 10:45 PM
Bifrenaria inodora aurea Luis Renato Maxillaria Alliance 3 11-17-2012 10:58 AM
Phal equestris aurea The Mutant Species 9 08-27-2012 09:17 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2022 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.