Dendrobium vannouhuysii J.J.Sm 1911 SECTION Calyptochilus Photo by Dr Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part shade Cold Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning Vannouhuys' Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in alpine shrubbery, in open montane forests, in open places between boulders, along mountain ridges, on bare and mossy rocks and in alpine grasslands in mossy bogs at elevations of 2100 to 3250 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing lithophyte and terrestrial with slender, occasionally branching, 10 noded stems carrying several, towards the apex of the stem, oblong-ovate, somewhat distichous, wavy margined, apically warty leaves with distinctly warty leaf bases that blooms in the spring and summer on an axillary, from the nodes towards the apex, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum vannouhuysii (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Dendrobium vannouhuysii var. rhombipetalum J.J.Sm. 1929; Pedilonum vannouhuysii (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 seems right; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide