Dendrobium finisterrae Schltr. 1912 SECTION Latouria Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Flowers and Plant Photos courtesy of Mariusa Wasbauer

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt


Common Name The End Of The World Dendrobium [Finisterre Mountains of New Guinea]

Flower Size to 2 1/2"

Found in Papua and New Guinea as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte found on moss covered trees in mistforest at elevations of 1300 to 2100 meters with clustered, somewhat flattened, orange yellow stems carrying 2 to 3, oblong-elliptic, suberect leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, to 10" [25 cm] long, laxly several [8 to 10] flowered inflorescence with faintly fragrant flowers that do not open well arising from near the apex of the canes.

Synonyms Dendrobium melanolasium Gilli 1980 publ. 1983; Sayeria finisterrae (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; AOS Bulletin Vol 56 No 8 1987 photo fide; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo good; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D melanolasium; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide;

Dendrobium finisterrae var alba Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

A color variety of the previous species