Dendrobium cochleatum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Another Angle Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Summer

Common Name The Shell-Like Dendrobium

Flower Size .75" [1.7 cm] long

Found in Irian Jaya [western New Guinea] at elevations around 800 to 1000 meters as a large sized, warm growing epiphtye with closeset, elongate, flexuous, many noded stem carrying ovate-lanceolate to ovate-oblong, acute, mucronate, minutely serrate margined leaves that blooms in the summer on a subcongested, verrucose, .4" [1 cm] long, few [3 to 8] flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Chromatotriccum cochleatum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Pedilonum cochleatum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as D aff cochleatum drawing/photo good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as D aff cochleatum photo ok