Dendrobium malbrownii Dockrill 1967 SECTION Monanthos Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade HotCool Summer Fall

Common Name Malbrown's Dendrobium [Malcolm Brown, Australian First Collector of species] - In Australia Mcllwraith Hermit Orchid

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea and Queensland Australia on high branches of rainforest trees at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with thin, wiry stems carrying 10 to 20, all along the stem, persistent, thin, linear, grasslike, light olive green leaves that are held on the upper half of the stem and blooms in the summer and fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence with short lived flowers

Synonyms Monanthos malbrownii (Dockrill) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 photos fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo fide; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobiums Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 2 2003 photo; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Monanthos malbrownii photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide