Dendrobium dendrocolloides J.J.Smith 1913 SECTION Latouria Photo by The Australasian Native Orchid Society Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Greg and Kerri Steenbeeke and their Orkology Kreations Website


Common Name The Dendrocola-Like Dendrobium

Flower Size .3 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

This small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte is found in western New Guinea at altitudes of 1800 to 3100 meters in open forests on mountain ridges in heathlike areas with orange to red brown, 3 to 5 noded stems carrying 2 to 3, elliptic-lanceolate leaves and blooms in the fall on a 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, axillary, suberect, several [to 8] flowered inflorescence that arises from near the apex of the cane with fleshy flowers that do not open well.

This species likes an even watering and fertilizing regimen year round.

Synonyms Dendrobium incurvilabium Schlechter 1919; Sayeria dendrocolloides (J.J. Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Sayeria incurvilabia (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide;