Dendrobium subuliferum J.J. Sm. 1911 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Plant and Flowers Photo by Marni Turkel

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Common Name The Awl Shaped Dendrobium [refers to the leaf shape]

Flower Size .48 to .72" [1.2 to 1.8 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea in primary and secondary forests at elevations of 300 to 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte and ocasional terrestrial in shady, moss covered locations with close set, ovoid to narrowly fusiform pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 2, apical, distichous, condupplicate, erect to suberect, thinly leathery, usually rigid, sometimes minutely papillose, ligulate, acute to obtuse, rigid, curved leaves with minute warts on the margins that blooms on a terminal, very short inflorescence arising towards the apex of the leafy stem and carry a single to rarely 2, erect, fully open, sometimes fragrant flowers occuring in the fall through spring

Synonyms Dendrobium subuliferum var. gautierense J.J.Sm. 1916; Pedilonum subuliferum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 drawing ok?; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; AOS Bulletin Vol 74 No 4 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; A Compendioum of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide