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

Part ShadeCool Fall

Common Name The Large Chin Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, terete, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, glabrous leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect-patent to patent, several flowered inflorescence.

Schlechter states that the flowers are bright red with darker veins, the lip whitish with violet veins and the column has violet towards the apex and the anther is violet with a white apex.

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

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