Dendrobium limpidum Schuit. & de Vogel 2003 SECTION Pedilonum Photo by Copyright © W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Flower detail Photo by © Art Vogel

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Common Name or Meaning The Drooping Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] long

Found in Papua New Guinea at elevations around 1500 to 2100 meters in wet montane forests as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte withpendent stems carrying numerous, small, blue-green leaves all along the stem that blooms at most any time of the year on short, pendulous, densely 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the stem

Several references refer this species as a synonym of D dichaeoides and it is very similar but this one difers in the deciduous leaves and the pendent free hanging stems that do not root adventichously.

Tie this species to a mount or put in a hanging pot in well draining, moisture retaining medium give regular water and fertilizer year round with semi shade


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Journal für den Orchideenfreund Dendrobium limpidum Schuit. & de Vogel A new species of section Pedilonum from New Guinea, with a key to related species J. Orchideenfr. 10: 315 2003 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #1 2013 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide;