Dendrobium amphigenyum Ridl. 1916 SECTION Latouria

Another Flower Photo by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Deep Shade Cool Cold Winter Spring Summer

Common Name

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea in mossy forests at elevations of 1600 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with cylindrical, 5 to 8 noded pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, coriaceous, suberect, lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter spring and summer on a terminal to subterminal or from node below uppermost leaf, suberect, 2.2 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with falcate, lanceolate, acute bracts and carrying small, fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium fantasticum L.O.Williams 1946; Sayeria amphigenya (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide