Dendrobium aries J.J.Sm. 1914 SECTION Ceratobium

Inflorescence Photo by Frankie Handoyo

Inflorescence Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Common Name The Ram-Like Dendrobium [refers to the twisted petals]

Flower Size 1.4 to 2" [3.5 to 5.1 cm]

Found in western New Guinea on trees near sea level in lowlands as a large to giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with cane-like stems carrying oblong, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on 6 to 16" [15 to 41 cm] long, densely 25 to 40 flowered inflorescence carrying long-lasting, heavy textured flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo good/drawing hmm; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;