Dendrobium decumbens Schltr. 1912 SECTION Herpetophytum

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Part shade Warm CoolSpringSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Lying Down Dendrobium

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a branching stem carrying many, erect-patent, glabrous, fleshy, linear, obtuse, minutely and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a short, lateral, single flowered inflorescence carrying short-lived flowers

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

Synonyms Dendrobium decumbens var. stenophyllum Schltr. 1912 Herpetophytum decumbens (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing hmm; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobiums Bakers 1996;