Dendrobium kempterianum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Amblyanthus Schlechter 1905 Type drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeHot Summer

Common Name Kempter's Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 300 to 500 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, elliptic-ligulate, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the summer on a very short, subsessile, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellow externally, white inside, the lip with sulphur yellow with an orange center.

Synonyms Amblyanthus kempterianum (Schltr.) Brieger 1981; Amblyanthe kempteriana (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Amblyanthus kempterianus drawing fide;