Dendrobium melinanthum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Pedilonum Photos by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Weyman Bussey, plant grown by Judy Carney.

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved


Common Name The Millet-Like Pollina Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in New Guinea as mist forest, cool growing, medium to large sized epiphytes at elevations around 1200 meters with spreading, densely leafy stems carrying many, erect, fleshy, elliptical to lanceolate, pointed, smooth leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a short, densely flowered inflorescence.

Reduce water and fertilizer somewhat through the winter months, resuming a more copious schedule as the new growths arise in the spring.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum melinanthum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2002; Pedilonum melinanthum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996