Dendrobium micholitzii Rolfe ex Ames 1904 SECTION Bolbodium Lindley 1850

Type drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade

Common Name Micholtitz's Dendrobium [German Orchid Collector Asia 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea without locality as a miniature sized epiphyteclustered, thin, obscurely quadrangular, apically leafy stems carrying 2, subopposite, ovate-lanceolate, obtuse, thick, coriaceous, few nerved leaves that blooms on terminal?, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying.

Schlechter states that the flowers are either creamy yellow with a greenish orange-yellow spot and the other has red veins. He also states that this orchid is very similar to or may be the same as D hymenanthum.

Synonyms Bolbodium micholitzii (Rolfe ex Ames) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Studies in the Family Orchidaceae Vol 1 Ames 1905 drawing fide; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing good; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913