Dendrobium brevicaule Rolfe 1899 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Plant and Flowers

Plant and Flowers in situ Photos by Rocky Roe, Wolfgang Bandisch and Dr Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Part sunColdWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Short Stemmed Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea on subalpine shrubs at elevations of 2900 to 4000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with cylindrical to ellipsoid, 2 to 5 noded, occasionally branched stems carrying 1 to 3, linear to elliptic leaves that blooms in the winter on a lateral, between the leaves at the apex, [.8 to 1.2" [2 to 34 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on the newest mature growth and carrying large, for the plant, sized flowers.

Synonyms Dendrobium aurantivinosum P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium brevicaule subsp. calcarium (J.J.Sm.) T.M.Reeve & P.Woods 1989; Dendrobium brevicaule subsp. pentagonum (Kraenzl.) T.M.Reeve & P.Woods 1989; Dendrobium calcarium J.J.Sm. 1911; Dendrobium cyatheicola P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium montistellare P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium montistellare f. albescens P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium pentagonum Kraenzl. 1910; Dendrobium quinquecristatum P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium saruwagedicum Schltr. 1919; Dendrobium teligerum P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium zaranense P.Royen 1979; Pedilonum brevicaule (Rolfe) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum calcarium (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum pentagonum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum saruwagedicum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D pentagonum; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D montistellare drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D saruwagedicum; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D teligerum drawing/photo ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D pentagonum drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D cyatheicola drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D zaranense drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D calcarium drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D quinquecristatum drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D aurantivinosum drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006

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