Dendrobium hypodon Schltr. 1910 SECTION Oxystophyllum Photos by Botanische Tuinen and The Bloemen & Planten Website

Full Shade Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Round Beard Dendrobium [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .3 to .4" [.75 to 1 cm]

Found in Sulawesi at elevations around 140 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with sparsely leafy stems carrying curved, very slender leaves that blooms on a .6" [1.6 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying thos determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms Aporum christianae (A.H.Heller) Rauschert 1983; Aporum hypodon (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium capitellatum Kraenzl. 1910; Dendrobium christianae A.H.Heller 1957; Oxystophyllum capitellatum M.A.Clem. 2003; Oxystophyllum hypodon (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D capitellatum; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996