Dendrobium acaciifolium J.J.Sm. 1917

SECTION Crumenata

Green Flower Form

Plant and Flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Acaccia-Leaved Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sulawesi and the Moluccas in coastal forests at elevations of sea level to 300 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect, slightly basally swollen stems carrying in an elongate fan, flattened sideways, acute leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on the bare upper part of the stem with many, short, successively 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aporum acaciifolium (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia acaciifolia (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;

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