Dendrobium leucocyanum T.M. Reeve 1982 SECTION Pedilonum Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Side View of Inflorescence Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name The White and Blue Dendrobium

Flower Size .3 to .4" [.8 to 1.1 cm]

Found in northern Papua New Guinea in wet montane forests as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing, creeping, mat forming epiphyte at elevations of 2130 to 2590 meters with spherical, oblong to ovoid, somewhat compressed, ribbed, wrinkled, tightly clustered pseudobulbs that are green and sheath covered when new and turn brown to reddish with age and carry 2 to 3, one larger than others, spreading, leathery, rigid, newer leaf purple beneath, ovate-elliptic, soft, wavy, obtuse, apiculate leaves arising towards the apex of new pseudobulbs. This species blooms on very short inflorescence that arise from the apical nodes of leafless pseudobulbs occuring in the winter with the simultaneously, 5 to 25 flowers held in a tight cluster.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 11 1992 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo plant only ok; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; A Compendioum of Minaiture Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide