Dendrobium dillonianum A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Side View of Flower

Inflorescence Photos by Rudolph Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name Dillon's Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in moss-covered forests at elevations around 1140 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, branching, pendulous, grooved and angled with age stems carrying many, small, bright green, oblong to ovate, slightly basally twisted leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising on leafless stems.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum sacculiferum M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Dendrobium sacculiferum J.J.Sm. 1929

References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D sacculiferum; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide;