Dendrobium moluccense J.J.Sm. 1914 TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Molucca Dendrobium

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found on Ambon Island within the Moluccas near sea level as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with nummerous, unbranched, green, flattened, densely leafy stems carrying fleshy, very flattened, imbricating leaves that blooms in the summer on a branching, axillary, many flowered inflorescnece arising from near the apex of the stem and carrying fleshy, dark purplish red flowers.

Synonyms Aporum moluccense (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum moluccense (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996;