Dendrobium lamprocaulon Schltr. 1905 SECTION Platycaulon TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Shining Stems Dendrobium

Flower Size .4 to .52" [1 to 1.3 cm]

Found in the Bismarck Archipelago on forests trees at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, shiny, elliptic to oblong pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, oblong, quickly deciduous, smooth, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the winter on a 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.5 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers flushed with red that do not open fully.

Synonyms Eurycaulis lamprocaulon (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Pedilonum lamprocaulon (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandrae-Dendrobiinae Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996;