Dendrobium geotropum T.M. Reeve 1983 SECTION Latouria Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site


Common Name The Pendent Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 1/2" to 2 1/2" [3.75 to 6.25 cm]

A pendant, small to large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte that occurs in Papua and New Guinea at 2000 to 2850 meters on mossy pandanus trees with basally slender, clavate above, sulcate with age pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, ovate-elliptic to lanceolate leaves that blooms on a pendant, short to 7" [to 17.5 cm], axillary, racemose, few to several [3 to 12] flowered inflorescence that arises from the apex of the mature leafed cane occuring in late summer and has long lasting flowers that may or may not open well.

A slight, short winter rest is beneficial for summer blooming.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 1 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide;