Dendrobium woodsii P.J. Cribb 1981 SECTION Latouria

Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Fred Williams and CLAN Orchids©

Common Name or Meaning Woods' Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in southern Papua New Guinea on shady trees in montane forests at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, club-shaped, yellowish green stems with about 5 nodes and carrying 2 apical, glossy, dark green leaves that blooms in the fall on a wiry, lateral or apical, 6 to 7" [15 to 17.5 cm] long, 4 to 7 flowered inflorescence with pendant, pleasingly fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Sayeria woodsii (P.J.Cribb) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide