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

Part ShadeWarm CoolLATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name Loesener's Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent to subpatent, lanceolate, obliquely aristate and apiculate leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a very short, 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are salmon colored with purple red veins and a purple red apex to the Lip and a violet anther.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum loesenerianum (Schltr.) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002; Pedilonum loesenerianum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983 ;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide;