Dendrobium atavus J.J.Sm. 1905 SECTION Holochrysa Photo by Zoenie Wiebie

Part shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Ancient Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Java at elevations around 790 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with yellowish purple, shiny, zig-zag, clustered and slightly compressed stems carrying many, deciduous, lanceolate to linear, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a 2" [5 cm] long, laxly to 10 flowered inflorescence

The flowers in the photo above are not fully open and therefore do not show the crisped apical margin which is very apparent in mature flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;