Dendrobium chalmersii F.Muell. 1882 SECTION Brevisaccata

Plant and Flower Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

FragrancePart shade HotWarm Spring

Common Name Chalmer's Dendrobium {A pioneer Missionary eaten by the Natives 1800's]

Flower Size 1.2" to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in northeastern New Guinea at elevations of sealevel to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphtye with yellow, slender, basally swollen, light brown to yellow leafy stems carrying many lanceolate, acute, olive green and very thin leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateal, 6" [15 cm] long, 8 to 21 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes along leafy stems and carry long-lasting, faintly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Dendrobium cincinnatum F.Muell. 1884; Dendrobium vandiflorum Rchb.f. 1882; Trachyrhizum chalmersii (F.Muell.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D cincinnatum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D vandiflorum; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as D cincinnatum photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Trachyrhizum chalmersii; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 4 1982 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 4 1982 as D cincinnatum; AOS Bulletin Vol 51 No 4 1982 as D vandiflorum; Orchids Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as Dendrobium cincinnatum; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 as D cincinnatumphoto fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 65 No 6 2000 photo; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 photo fide