Dendrobium pachystele Schltr.1912 SECTION Latouria

Plant and Flower Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

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Common Name The Broad Apex Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and the Caroline Islands at elevations of 400 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, slightly swollen towards the top stems carrying a single, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, coriaceous leaf at the apex and blooms in the summer on a lateral, 2" [5 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising from the nodes on the lower half of the stem and carry fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium pachystele var. homoeoglossum Schltr. 1912; Sayeria pachystele (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996