Dendrobium nigricans Schltr. 1912 SECTION Herpethophytum Schlechter 1912 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Becoming Black Dendrobium [refers to the flower in a dryed state]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to erect, branching, densely leafy stems carrying erect-patent, glabrous, coriaceous, linear to linear-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the fall on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying a non-resupinate flower.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish white and the lip has a yellow claw with 2 red spots in front.

Synonyms Herpetophytum nigricans (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 Drawing fide;