Dendrobium coeloglossum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Fugacia Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch, Photo By Rocky Roe Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site


Common Name The Hollow Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size less than 1 to 1 1/4"

A small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte found in New Guinea at elevations of 400 to 800 meters on mossy trunks and branches of smooth barked trees in upper rainforests that has 4 to 6, several angled, semipendant, pale green then yellow with age, slender basally and then thicker above pseudobulbs carrying 1" to 2" leaves and blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, short, racemose, few flowered inflorescence that arises from nodes near the apex of the cane, carrying 2 to 4, short-lived flowers.

Water and fertilizer should be lessened somewhat in the winter months

Synonyms Euphlebium coeloglossum (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Euplebium coeloglossum drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002