Dendrobium glomeratum H.J.Veitch ex Rob 1893 SECTION Calyptrochilus


Plant and Inflorescence

Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

Part Sun CoolSpring Summer

Common Name The Ball Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in the Moluccas Islands in old forests at elevations of 1200 meters and higher as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with pendant growing stems carrying many, deciduous, lanceolate leaves that have dark spots on the leaf sheaths and blooms in the spring and summer on a short, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence with flowers that sparkle in the light.

Best mounted on tree fern or cork to accomodate the pendant growing canes and given high humidity.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum crepidiferum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum sulawesiense (Erfkamp & O.Gruss) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Coelandria glomerata (H.J.Veitch ex Rob) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium crepidiferum J.J. Sm.1922; Dendrobium sulawesiense J. Erfkamp & O. Gruss 2000; Pedilonum crepidiferum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum glomeratum (H.J.Veitch ex Rob) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Vol 3 Reichenbach 1896 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D crepidiferum ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 4 2005; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #4 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; Le Petit Larousse des Orchidees Lecoufle, Barthelemy & Schmidt 2013; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 89 #1 2020 photo fide