Dendrobium aurantiroseum P. Royen ex T.M. Reeve 1982 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo courtesy of Dennis Chuah


Common Name or Meaning The Orange and Rose Colored Dendrobium

Flower Size .7 to 1.1" [1.8 to 2.8 cm]

Found in New Guinea in loose moss in shady montane habitats at elevations of 2100 to 2560 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with ovoid to spindle shaped, green or brown pseudobulbs with 1 to 2 apical, elliptic-lanceolate, deciduous, green above and purple below leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a racemose, .8" [2 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence arising on leafless canes from the apical nodes with flowers that are fleshy, long-lasting and do not open well.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 photo good; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 11 1992 photo; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their 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 good; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 4 2007 photo; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 photo fide