Dendrobium hamiferum P.J.Cribb 1981 SECTION Spatulata Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Common Name or Meaning The Hook-bearing Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests and limestone hills at elevations of 1100 to 1800 meters as a medium to giant sized, cool growing epiphyte or occasional lithophyte on limestone with very slender, cane-like, terete to slightly bilaterally compressed stems enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 6 to 10, coriaceous, flat, suberect, distichous, leathery, narrowly oblong to elliptic-lanceolate, obscurely, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on a terminal or subterminal, erect to spreading, to 8" [20 cm] long, 10 to 30 flowered, slender, terete, racemose inflorescence with triangular, acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Durabaculum hamiferum (P.J.Cribb) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 photo fide/drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide