Dendrobium atropurpureum (Blume) Miq. 1859 SECTION Oxystophyllum

Drawing by Blume.

Common Name The Dark Purple Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in Myanmar, Malaysia, Java, the Moluccas, Sulawesi and New Guinea as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with fleshy, overlapping, slightly curved leaves that blooms on short, single flowered inflorescence carrying thick, fleshy, dark claret to maroon, short-lived flowers

Synonyms *Oxystophyllum atropurpureum Blume 1849

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Fascile 2 Ames 1908; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001 as D aff atropurpureum; Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2014 see Appendices Excluded taxa