Dendrobium torricellense Schltr. 1905 SECTION Latouria Photo by G Kennedy and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade WarmCoolLATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Torricelli Dendrobium [Mountain range in northern Papua]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in New Guinea in ridge top forests at elevations of 800 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with slender, yellow, clustered, basally swollen, 7 noded stems carrying 2, apical, thin, linear-lanceolate, suberect leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an axillary, erect, 5" [12.5 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Sayeria torricellensis [Schltr.] Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D simile; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912 drawing fide; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934 as D simile; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 a photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok;