Dendrobium alderwereltianum J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Pedilonum

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

LATER EARLY

Common Name Alderwerelt's Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6" [3.75 m]

Found in Sulawesi in hilly montane forests low down on tree trunks at elevations of 1350 to 1900 meters as a small sized cool growing epiphyte with an erect, narrow, occasionally branching stem carrying spreading, oblong, eventually deciduous, minutely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an axillary, short, 2 flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf axils towards the apex of the leafy and leafless stem.

Synonyms Pedilonum alderwereltianum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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