Dendrobium brassii T.M.Reeve & P.Woods 1989 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and the The Swiss Orchid FOundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sunCoolColdWinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning Brass' Dendrobium [L J Brass American Orchid Collector in New Guinea 1900']

Flower Size .9 to 1.3" [2.2 to 3.2 cm]

Found in the Papua New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphtye with generally clustered, erect to pendant, nearly ovoid, contracted in the middle stems carrying a single, acute, green suffused with purple leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a short, 2 flowered inflorescence arising at the apex of older leafless pseudobulbs and carrying long-lasting flowers

ATTENTION!! This species and my site are mentioned in the October 2012 issue of Orchids from the AOS as being incorrect, as it was, but, it has now been corrected. The photograph above is correct. Thanks to Cynthia Hill and David Tidaback for bringing it to my attention.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; AOS Bulletin Vol 81 #10 2012 photo fide;