Dendrobium apertum Schltr.1912

SECTION Calyptrochilus

Plant and Flowers Photo by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part Sun Cool Late Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Open Dendrobium [refers to the wide open flowers]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphtye with elongate, flexuous, glabrous stems carrying many, elliptic-ligulate, aristate-apiculate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the late spring on a very short, fasciculate, 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate, aristate-apiculate bracts.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum apertum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Pedilonum apertum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996;