Dendrobium ruttenii J.J.Sm. 1920SECTION Latouria Drawing by J B Comber . and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name or Meaning Rutten's Dendrobium

Flower Size .7" [1.7 cm]

Found in Seram of the Moluccas near Kali Koea as a hot to warm growing epiphyte with clavate, pale green, 10 to 13 longitudinally grooved stems carrying a single, apical, deciduous, ovate-lanceolate, fleshy, leathery, acute leaf that blooms in the winter on a lateral, from the nodes along the stem, to .4" [1 cm] long, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Sayeria ruttenii (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

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