Dendrobium judithiae P.O'Byrne 1999 SECTION Aporum

Inflorescence Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Judith's Dendrobium [English Spouse of Peter O'Byrne Orchid Botanist and Daughter of good friend Vermuellen current]

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Sulawesi without locality as a small to medium sized epiphyte with large sporeading tufts of, initially erect becoming descending with age, seldom branching, bilaterally compressed and leafybelow, upper part covered in bracts and scale leaves, nodes are green with an apical black ring, 5 to 15 , distichous, equitant, held in a single plane, gradually smaller above, narrowly lanceolate, acute, compressed, thick, leathery, green to yellow green leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on terminal or lateral, arising on the leafless portion of the stem, 1 to 3 per node, flowering on many nodes simultaneoulsy, flowered arising successively singly or in pairs from the dry bracts

Grows easily in cultivation if given a tree fern slab, 30 to 40% shade and year round water and fertilizer as the species does not have a dormant period.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malayan Orchid Rev. 33: 43 O'Byrne 1999 photo drawing fide