Dendrobium strepsiceros J.J. Sm. 1912 SECTION Spatulata Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundatio at the Jny Renz Herbaria Site

Another Flower? Photo by Petrus Kurniawan and his Flickr Orchid Photo Site


Common Name The Screw-Like Twisted Horn Dendrobium

Flower Size .8 to 1.4" [2 to 3.5 cm]

Found in the Moluccas and New Guinea at elevations of sea level to 50 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, lower half swollen and fusiform, upper half cane-like and leafy and carrying 6 to 10, distichous, usually erect, decurved in upper half, lanceolate to ovate, thick, leathery yellow green, acute and unequal apically leaves that blooms in the fall through early winter on a 1 to several, towards the apex, erect to arching, 6 to 16" [15 to 40 cm] long, smooth, green, loosely 6 to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

CAUTION There are 2 species photos above and 1 fits fairly well with one reference cited below and the other fits the 2nd reference cited below. I have not seen the type and so cannot make a judgement here so I show both until more references become available.

Synonyms Ceratobium strepsiceros (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Antelope Dendrobiums Cribb 1985 drawing fide to the first; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide to the second; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide to the second