Dendrobium reginanivis P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2003 SECTION Aporum Photo by Copyright Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Another flower

Another Angle Photos by Art Vogel

Part Shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Snow Queen Dendrobium [an allusion to the flower colors being the same as illustrations of the ice queen in children's books]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in mossy montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to spreading, slightly sinuous, proximal half leafy, distal half leafless, bilaterally strongly compressed stems carrying distichous, equitant, strongly bilaterally compressed, obliquely arranged at a 45 degree angle to the stem, not overlapping, well separated for the section, leathery, green sometimes suffused with maroon, elliptic to ovate, acute, sometimes slightly attenuate leaves that blooms in the winter with one per internode, on the leafless portion of the stem, lateral, arising from a bundle of chaffy, dry, brown, bracts, successively single, few flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malaysian Orchid Review 37: 91 P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm 2003 photo/drawing fide