Dendrobium nummularia Schltr. 1912 SECTION Microphytanthe Schltr. 1912

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Coin-Like Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-minitaure sized, warm growing epiphyte with a decumbent rhizome giving rise to depressed, adnate to the rhizome, oblong to oval pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, ovate to elliptic, apiculate, reticulate nerved leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on an erect, apical, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrobium prorepens Schltr. 1919; Microphytanthe nummularia (Schltr.) Brieger 1981; Microphytanthe prorepens (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Microphytanthe prorepens