Dendrobium aberrans Schltr. 1912 SECTION Latourea

Flower and Plant Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

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Common Name The Deviating Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

A miniature, cool to warm growing epiphyte found in Papua and New Guinea on tree fern and shady tree trunks in mossy forests at elevations of 300 to 1900 meters with clustered, spherical to spindle-shaped, purple, olive-yellow or glossy green pseudobulbs with 3 to 4 nodes below the oval, leathery, spreading, 2 to 3 apical leaves that blooms near the apex of old and new canes with axillary, short, wiry, erect or pendant inflorescence with several [2 to 6] flowers held in a cluster occuring in the winter, spring and fall. This plant does best mounted on tree fern if given ample humidity year round, although water and fertilizer should be lessened through the winter.

Synonyms Sayeria aberrans (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; AOS Bulletin Vol 77 No 12 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Miniature Orchids Frownie 2007; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide;

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