Dendrobium callitrophilum B.Gray & D.L.Jones 1989 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Flowers and leaf

Photos by M A Clements and The Australian Tropical Rainforett Orchids WebPage

Part sun Warm Cool LATER Winter

Common Name The ? Leaved Dendrobium - In Australia The Thin Feather Orchid

Flower Size .28 to .4" [.7 to 1 cm]

Found in northeastern Queensland in rainforests and on rainforest margins at elevations of 760 to 1500 meters as a miniture to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect, very slender, basally dark plum colored stems carrying 1 to 2, semi-erect to prostrate, apical, sesslie, ovate, thin, leathery leaves that blooms in the later winter on a terminal, .32 to 1" [.8 to 2.5 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrobium aemulum var. callitrophilum (B.Gray & D.L.Jones) Dockrill 1992; Tropilis callitrophilis (B.Gray & D.L.Jones) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D roxburghii; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide