Dendrobium mayandyi T.M.Reeve & Renz 1981 SECTION Latouria

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Cool Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning Mayandy's Dendrobium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea and the Bismark archipelago in mossy, montane rainforests at elevations of 1800 to 3100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool to cold growing erect to pendant growing epiphyte with close set, narrowly clavate to fusiform, slender and terete below, several noded pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 4, apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, shortly petiolate, acute leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on 1 to 4, subterminal, erect to arcuate, axillary, 3.4 to 4" long [8.5 to 10 cm] long, 5 to 7 flowered, terete inflorescence with 3 amplexicaul sheaths and falcate, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Sayeria mayandyi (T.M.Reeve & Renz) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D kenejianum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;