Dendrobium gnomus Ames 1933 SECTION Pedilonum Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids

Common Name The Gnome-Like Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1.1 cm]

Found in the Santa Cruz Islands, formerly New Hebrides, in moss in the rainforests at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with densely clustered, yellow stems carrying many, linear-oblong, tapering towards either end, distichous, alternate leaves and blooms in the spring on a .2" [.6 cm] long 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes on older leafless canes and have flowers that do not fully open.

Synonyms Pedilonum gnomus (Ames) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as D sp aff gnomus photo ok