Dendrobium subquadratum J.J. Sm. 1908 SECTION Latouria

Another Flower Angle Photos by Jo Levy and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Sikin's Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2 to almost 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm]

This hot growing New Guinea epiphyte occurs at elevations of 300 to 500 meters with cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, lanceolate-elliptic, obtuse, acuminate, cuneate below leaf that blooms in the winter on a wiry, erect to arching, from 1 1/4' to 4 3/4" [3.1 to 11.8 cm] long, racemose, laxly few to several flowered inflorescence that arises from the nodes at or near the apex of the cane.

Synonyms Dendrobium sikini Schltr. 1912; Sayeria subquadrata (J.J. Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as D sikini drawing good; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide;