Dendrobium crenatifolium J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Flower Another Angle in situ New Guinea

Flowers in situ New Guinea

Plant and Flowers in situ New Guinea Photos by Paul Noben

Another Plant Photo by P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade ColdWinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Notched Leaf Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found only in western New Guinea [Irian Jaya] in alpine grasslands on mossy rocks and shrubs at elevations of 2800 to 3450 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with slender, erect to pendent, usually branching stems carrying many, lengthwise folded, lanceolate, dark red purple to dark green, crenate margined leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on lateral, short, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising on leafless canes

Synonyms Pedilonum crenatifolium (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 photo fide