Dendrobium hippocrepiferum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Herpetophytum Photo by Art Vogel

Common Name The Horse-Shoe Bearing Dendrobium

Flower Size .3" [.7 cm]

Found in New Guinea on moss covered trees in mistforests at elevations around 2500 meters as a cold growing epiphyte with nearly erect, densely leafy stems carrying many erect, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Herpetophytum hippocrepiferum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996;