Dendrobium protractum Dauncey 2003 SECTION Pedilonum

Plant with dead Leaves and Flowers

Plant with dead Leaves and Flowers Photos by © Lisa Thoerle

Plant and Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by © Jacob Uluwehi Knecht and The Twitter Website

Common Name or Meaning The Extended Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea and is special in that "there are only three dendrobiums known to have leaves that do not drop off after they die: the familiar and sort of similar Dendrobium dichaeoides; D. protractum; and one that is in a very different section. Since the leaves of this thing don't abscise (you can see the untidy, dead, brown leaves in the photo), it was easy to recognize it as Dendrobium protractum. I shared the photos with André Schuiteman, who was pleased to see it and agrees with the determination". Quote by Lisa Thoerle [Pers Comm]


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Journal für den Orchideenfreund Dendrobium limpidum Schuit. & de Vogel A new species of section Pedilonum from New Guinea, with a key to related species J. Orchideenfr. 10: 315 2003 drawing ok