Dendrobium groeneveldtii J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Calcarifera

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Common Name Groenevaldt's Dendrobium [Dutch Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .92" [2.3 cm]

Found in northern and western Sumatra at elevations around 760 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with short, flattened, angled below ribbed above, dark purple stems carrying lanceolate, very oblique apically, dark olive green leaves that blooms in the spring on a single flowered inflorescence arising on leafless canes.

Similar to D derryi [now considered by Kew to be conspecific with D derryi, but I have left them separate] but this one differs in the ovate sepals, a shorter mentum, erose petals and a bilobed apex to the lip.

Synonyms Eurycaulis groeneveldtii (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;