Dendrobium molle J.J.Sm.1908 SECTION Pedilonum Photos by Dr Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Another Inflorescence Photo by Art Vogel

Part sunHotTo Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Soft Dendrobium

Flower Size .5" [1.3 cm]

Found in western New Guinea in primary forests on trees as a small to just medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elongated stems carrying many, lanceolate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in summer and the fall on a thick, 1" [2.5 cm] long, shortly pubescent, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pedilonum molle (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996;