Dendrobium armeniacum P.J.Cribb 1981 SECTION Latouria Photo by Dr Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flower Photos by Art Vogel

Part shade CoolCold Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Orange Dendrobium [refers to the often orange leaves or the orange striped lip]

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 1500 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with pendulous, yellow with age, 3 noded, slightly tapering towards the base stems carrying 1 to 2, apical, thin-textured, basally twisted so as to all face in one plane, frequenly orange leaves that blooms in the winter on a 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying small fleshy flowers.

This species is closely related to D euryanthum but it differs in having a different lip shape and the 3 ridged callus of the lip is larger.

Synonyms Sayeria armeniaca (P.J.Cribb) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide;