Dendrobium oreodoxa Schltr. 1912 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Cool Cold Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Montane Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with crowded, patent, slender, flexuous, branching stems completely enveloped by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying many, erect, lanceolate, apiculate leaves that blooms in the fall on a very short, 1 to 3 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising on older, leafless canes with ovate, much shorter than the pedicel and ovary, apiculate floral bract.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum oreodoxa (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Pedilonum oreodoxa (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1985; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D kenejianum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 3 1999 photo; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as D aff oreodoxa photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002