Dendrobium parvulum Rolfe 1899 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant and Flowers Photo By Darrin Norton Mountain Orchids Website

Part Shade Warm ColdSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size .28 to .6" [.7 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi, Celebes and Papua New Guinea at elevations of 600 to 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with mat-forming, globose, ellipsoid, ovoid to occasionally obovoid, yellowish green to dark reddish pseudobulbs carrying 2 erect to oblique, spreading, fleshy leathery, sometimes red flushed, terminal, succulent, ovate to elliptic to oblong-elliptic, acute to rounded, apiculate leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, terminal, simultaneously 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on both leafless and leafy stems carrying long lasting flwoers.

Synonyms Dendrobium delicatulum F.Muell. & Kraenzl. 1894; Dendrobium delicatulum subsp. huliorum T.M.Reeve & P.Woods 1981; Dendrobium delicatulum subsp. parvulum (Rolfe) T.M.Reeve & P.Woods 1981; Dendrobium minutum Schltr. 912; Dendrobium parvulum subsp. huliorum (T.M.Reeve & P.Woods) Ormerod 2003; Dendrobium parvulum subsp. minutum (Schltr.) Ormerod 2003; Katherinea parvula (Rolfe) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Pedilonum minutum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Sarcopodium parvulum (Rolfe) Kraenzl. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium parvulum; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 as Dendrobium/Sarcopodium parvulum; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 as D delicatulum; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as D delicatulum drawing ok: Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as D delicatulum ssp parvulum photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002 as D delicatulum subsp parvulum; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; A Compendioum of Minaiture Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide