Dendrobium convolutum Rolfe 1906 SECTION Latouria Photo Jay Pfahl All rights reserved.


Common Name The Convoluted Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" or more [3 cm]

Found in northern Papua and New Guinea as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in rainforests at elevations of sealevel to 650 meters with yellow stems with 4 to 5 nodes beneath the 3 apical, elliptic-lanceolate leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a short to 3 3/4" or 5" [8 to 12 cm] long, axillary, suberect, racemose, few [2 to 4] flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the leafless cane and below the leaf on the leafy canes.

Synonyms Sayeria convoluta (Rolfe) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 3 2008 photo;