Dendrobium seranicum J.J. Sm. 1928 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Common Name The Seram Dendrobium [largest island of the Moluccas]

Flower Size .07 to 1.1" [1.8 to 2.8 cm]

Found in the Molucca Islands at elevations of 1000 to 1900 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with very small and clustered, ovoid to fusiform to clavate pseudobulbs carrying terminal, distichous, 2 to 4, erect to suberect, flat to arcuate, thick, fleshy, channeled on dorsal surface, linear to narrowly lanceolate to ligulate, obtuse to acute leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, short, simultaneously 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes near the apex of mature sometimes leafless pseudobulbs carrying relatively long lasting flowers held mentum to mentum.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Mille Et Une miniOrchidees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; A Compendioum of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide