Dendrobium biloculare J.J. Sm. 1925 SECTION Latouria Photo by Rocky Roe and Gallery Orchid Spring Website

Inflorescence Photo by Dian Rijardjo

Part shadeWarmTo Hot

Common Name The Two Eyed Dendrobium [refers to the column, side lobes and petals that appear to be an eye with the veins bloodshot]

Flower Size .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3cm]

Found in western New Guinea at elevations around 600 meters as a medium sized, pendulous, hot to warm growing epiphyte in shaded areas with clavate, grooved, 12" [30 cm] long, dull yellow pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, pointed and elliptic leaves that blooms on a short, axillary, pendant, to 6" long, racemose inflorescence arising from the nodes at or near the apex of the cane.

This orchid sould be watered regularly in the spring, summer and fall but in the winter the plant should be allowed to dry out between waterings and given less fertilizer until new growth appears in the spring.

Synonyms Sayeria bilocularis (J.J. Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids Australia Vol 10 No 5 1998 photo; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Orchid Digest Vol 74-4 2010 Photo fide;