Dendrobium dichroma Schlechter 1912 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Another Angle Photos by G Kennedy and P J Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Two Colored Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in highland forest of the Bismark range at eleavations around 1500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with elongate, flexuous, glabrous stems carrying many, erect-patent, linear to lanceolate-linear, acute, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on short, densely 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum dichroma (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Pedilonum dichroma (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing good; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996;