Dendrobium punamense Schltr.1905 SECTION Latouria Photo courtesy of Graham Corbin and ANOS KABI website

Plant and Flower Photo by Art Vogel

Common Name The Punam Dendrobium

Flower Size .8 [2 cm]

Found in the Bismark and Solomon Islands in deep shade on trunks and branches of moss covered trees in rainforests at elevations of 700 to 3600 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect to pendulous, 3 to 6 noded, green to olive green stems carrying 2, apical, oblong-lanceolate, basally twisted leaves that blooms in the winter on a 2 to 5 [5 to 13 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrobium waterhousei Carr 1934; Sayeria punamensis (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #4 2010 photo fide;