Dendrobium caliculimentum R.S. Rogers 1925 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Inflorescence Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Calyx-Like Mentum Dendrobium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea, Sulawesi and the Solomon Islands at elevations of 800 to 2500 meters in mossy cloudforests as a large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with pendulous, thin, rope-like, branching, swollen basally canes enveloped basally by leaf sheaths carrying many, lanceolate, rigid, apically pointed leaves that blooms on a very short, axillary inflorescence that arises at most any time of the year from the nodes near the apex of the canes with 4 to 6 flowers in a cone shaped cluster .

Synonyms Dendrobium altomontanum Gilli 1980 publ. 1983; Mispellings - Dendrobium caliculi-mentum; Dendrobium calyculimentum; Dendrobium lompobatangense J.J.Sm. 1928; Dendrobium rhododiodes P.Royen 1979; Pedilonum caliculimentum [R.S.Rogers] Raushert 1983; Pedilonum lompobatangense [J.J.Sm.] Raushert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D rhodioides drawing ok; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D lompobatangense; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 photo fide