Dendrobium rupestre J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Plant and Flowers Photos by Rocky Roe and the Orchids of New Guinea Website


Common Name The Rock-Loving Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations of 1500 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte in mosses with obovoid, 1 to 3 noded canes carrying a single, lanceolate, purplish tinged beneath, acute, hooked apically leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a .8" [2 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Pedilonum rupestre (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo ok; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide;