Dendrobium isochiloides Kraenzl. 1894 SECTION Monanthos Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Flowers Closer Photo by Art Vogel

Part Shade Hot Warm Winter Spring

Common Name The Isochilus-Like Dendrobium [refers to the plant habit being like the new world genus Isochilus]

Flower Size .2" [6mm]

Found in New Guinea, Sulawesi and the Bismark Islands on trees in the coastal plain at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with densely leafy stems carrying, many linear leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrobium isochiloides var. pumilum J.J.Sm. 1909; Dendrobium macrum Schltr. 1905; Monanthos isochiloides (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983; Monanthos macer (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as D macrum drawing good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker's 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D macrum; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000