Dendrobium violascens J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Latouria Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Cool EARLIER Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Purple Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found on Ternate Island within the Moluccas in forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustrered, greensih brown stems carrying 2 to 3, leathery, ovate-lanceolate, bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the earlier summer on an erect, arising from near the apex of the stem , 2.8 to 4" [7 to 10 cm] long, many flwoered inflroescence carrying pale violet white flowers

Synonyms Sayeria violascens (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996;