Dendrobium puniceum Ridl. 1886 SECTION Calyptrochilus Schlechter 1905

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TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The Purple Colored Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea, the Bismark Archipelago and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to oboclavoid-elliptic pseudobulbous stems carrying 2 to rarely 3, apical, erect-patent, glabrous, subcoriaceous, narrowly ligulate, obtuse to shortly apiculate, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a subsessile, short, laxly 2 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, glabrous bracts

Synonyms Dendrobium adolphii Schltr. 1921; Dendrobium cerasinum Ridl. 1886; Dendrobium discrepans J.J.Sm. 1913; Dendrobium lateriflorum Ridl. 1916; Dendrobium scarlatinum Schltr. 1912; Pedilonum adolphii (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum cerasinum (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum discrepans (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum lateriflorum (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum puniceum (Ridl.) Brieger 1981; Pedilonum scarlatinum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D cerasinum; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Dendrobium scarlatinum Drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo good