Dendrobium montanum J.J. Sm. 1905 SECTION Calcarifera J.J. Sm. Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Common Name The Mountain Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Endemic to Java low on tree trunks as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters with stems carrying many, gradually smaller apically, green above and red below leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, few [3 to 6] flowered inflorescence arising from along the apical half of old leafless canes.

Greatly reduce water and fertilzer for 2 to 3 months in the winter and resume only after new growth emerges in the spring.

Synonyms Anisopetala montana (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 47 No 5 1983 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide