Dendrobium alaticaulinum P. Royen 1979 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Another Color Form

Side View of Flowers

Plant and Flowers Photos by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Common Name The Winged-Stem Dendrobium

Flower Size .2" [.4 to .5 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 2750 to 3200 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, pendant, often fractiflex, and branched stems carrying small, deciduous, ovate-lanceolate, dull dark-green, thin, spreading leaves that are spaced along the length of the stem, blooming in the spring on a tassel-like, .6" [1.5 cm] long, few to several [3 to 8] flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes on leafless stems.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 4 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo fide