Dendrobium tropidoneuron Schltr. 1911 SECTION Oxystophyllum

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by Leicneagra and The Wild Orchids of Sumatra Website

Part Sun Warm Cool LATER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Nerved Keel Dendrobium [refers to the sepals]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 900 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with spreading to pendent stems carrying lanceolate-triangular, acute, fleshy leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, successively 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence arising through the bundles of bracts at the stem apice.

The color of the flower above is affected by the flash, they truly are very dark purple.

Synonyms Aporum tropidoneuron (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum tropidoneuron (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Contributions to the Knowledge of the Orchid Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 drawing ok;