Dendrobium rhombopetalum Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Aporum

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Part shade WarmSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Diamond Shaped Dendrobium [refers to the shape of the petals]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southern Sumatra at elevations around 700 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with tightly compressed stems carrying triangular, acute, upper margins curved leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on lateral and apparently terminal, short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the base of the brown bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determiantion so please use with caution!!!

Synonyms Aporum rhombopetalum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;