Dendrobium whistleri P.J.Cribb 1995 SECTION Latouria

Drawing Photo/drawing by Whistler & Cribb 1996

Part Shade Warm

Common Name The Bracted Appendicula

Flower Size

Found in the southern Solomon Islands and Samoa in montane forests at elevations around 700 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with spreading to pendent, subclavate, 5 to 7 noded pseudobulbs turning yellow with age, carrying 1 to 2, coriaceous, lanceolate, acuminate leaves that blooms on lateral and subterminal, peduncle to 2" [5 cm], terete, 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long overall, laxly 3 to 5 flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts and carrying white flowers with purple on the lip that do not open well and most likely self pollinate.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing/photo fide;