Dendrobium hymenocentrum Schltr. 1912 Crumenata Pfitzer 1889 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Delicate Center Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 15 meters as a medium to just large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to compressed, 8 ribbed, apically leafless and zig-zag stems carrying many, erect, 2 ranked, alternate, glabrous, coriaceous, mid green tinged purple, bilaterally flattened, falcate, lanceolate-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on fasciculate, lateral to terminal, to 8" [20 cm] long, successive, single, many flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are greenish white with red veins and the lip is white with a green middle crest and red veins at the base.

Synonyms Aporum hymenocentrum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia hymenocentra (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as D sp aff. hymenocentrum photo fide;