Dendrobium putnamii A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957 SECTION Pedilonum

Plant and Flowers in situ Photo by Mrs Ralph Levy and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Full ShadeCold Spring

Common Name or Meaning Putnam's Dendrobium

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in deep shade on tree trunks, cliff faces and on rocks at elevations around 2100 to 3000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte and lithophyte with a creeping rhizome giving rise to minute, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, towards the apex, lanceolate, erect-spreading leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrobium coerulescens Schltr. 1912; Pedilonum putnamii (A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996;