Dendrobium rhombeum Lindley 1843 SECTION Dendrobium Photos by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

var rhombeum Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo By Dr E F de Vogel

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Diamond Shaped Dendrobium [refers to the shape of the petals]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with upright to semi-pendulous stems carrying deciduous leaves that blooms on a short, arising from the leafless nodes, to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Very similar to D heterocarpum but differs in details of the lip callus and overall shape.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as syn of D heterocarpum; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide;