Dendrobium igneoniveum J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Formosae Photo by Pieter Brouwer and his P Base Orchid Photo Website

Common Name or Meaning The Red And White Dendrobium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm] long

Found in Sumatra as a medium sized orchid without elevational data with terete, grooved stems carrying sessile, oblong to ovate, obliquely obtuse, shortly bilobed, black hairy on both sides leaves that blooms on very short, to 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, 2 to 6 flowered, sparsely black hairy inflorescence arising from near the apex of the stem carrying very showy flowers

CAUTION This species in the references cited below has been included in the section Ditichophyllae but it certainly belongs in the Section Formosae as there are black hairs on the leaves and floral bracts.

Synonyms Distichorchis igneonivea (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;