Dendrobium elmeri Ames 1912 SECTION Oxystophyllum

Plant and Flowers Photos by Ronnie Boos and The RVO Orchid Talk Forum Website

Part sun Hot Warm Fall WinterSpring

Common Name Elmer's Dendrobium [American collector of type species 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations up to 900 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with pendulous, flexible stems enveloped completely by imbricate, leaf sheaths carrying, two ranked, flattened, fleshy, leathery, dark green, linear-lanceolate, acute, that blooms in the winter and spring on lateral, from the bracts near the apex of the stem, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Oxystophyllum elmeri (Ames) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 as Oxystophyllum elmeri photo fide