Dendrobium cuculliferum J.J.Sm. 1913 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Lainfu Wang and Native Orchids Photo Website

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Common Name The Cowl-Carrying Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.1" [2.9 cm] long

Found in New Guinea in montane forests on trees at elevations of 1400 to 1800 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with branching, flexuous near the apex stems carrying leancolate, acuminate, minutely toothed marginally, violet tinged leaves that blooms in the fasll on a short, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescnece.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996;