Dendrobium aphanochilum Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Pedilonum

Inflorescence Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Fragrance Part shadeWarm To CoolSpring and Fall

Common Name The Insignificant Lipped Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in the Moluccas in hill and montane forests on trees at elevations of 800 to 1700 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, cane-like, curved pseudobulbs carrying deciduous, ovate-lanceolate, bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a short, 5 to 9 flowered inflorescence arising from the upper nodes along a leafless cane and carrying slightly fragrant flowers

This species can also be found with yellow flowers in limestone areas of Seram.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002;