Dendrobium rutriferum Rchb.f. 1887 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Warm Spring Fall

Common Name Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea and The Solomon Islands in mistforests at elevations around 600 meters as a medium to large sized, warmgrowing epiphyte with clustered, pendant, longitudinally grooved stems carrying many lanceolate, dark green, distichous leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, many flowered, axillary, subcapitate fasciles

Synonyms Chromatotriccum rutriferum (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Dendrobium moirianum A.D.Hawkes 1957; Dendrobium puniceum Rolfe 1901; Pedilonum moirianum (A.D.Hawkes) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum rutriferum (Rchb.f.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Pedilonum puniceum; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobiums Bakers 1996