Dendrobium curvimentum J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Latouria Photo by Professor Summer and hisWorld Wide Orchids Website

Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Curved Mentum Dendrobium

Flower Size .24" [.6 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevvations of 2200 to 2850 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect, 5 nodes belowthe leaves, dries orange-yellow stems carrying 3, leathery, lanceolate, acute leaves taht blooms in the late spring on an erect, arising from near or at the apex of the stem, 2.8 to 3.5" [7 to 8.5] long, to 15 flowered inflorescence carrying small, green, shiny flowers.

Synonyms Sayeria curvimenta (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide;