Dendrobium nardoides Schltr. 1912 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo by Wolfgang Bandisch and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part SunCool Cold Spring THROUGH Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Pine-Needle Like Dendrobium

Flower Size .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in mist forests in clumps of epiphytic mosses on horizontal tree branches at elevations of 1200 to 3200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with cylindrical,clumping stems carrying 2 to 3, grasslike, linear, rigid, acute leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on a short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on both leafy and leafless canes.

Synonyms Dendrobium oligoblepharon Schltr. 1912; Pedilonum nardoides (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum oligoblepharon (Schltr.) Rauschert 983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing close; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as D oligoblepharon; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide;