Dendrobium chrysopterum Schuit. & de Vogel 2001 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Common Name The Golden Winged Dendrobium [refers to the flared sepals]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in eastern New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slim, leafy stem carrying semideciduous, ovate-lanceolate, purple beneath leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on several, on leafless stems, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Similar to D subclausum but D chrysopterum has unbranched stems with broader leaves and much broader flowers with an open mentum which is the spur-like basal part of the flower.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum chrysopterum (Schuit. & de Vogel) D.L.Jones & M.A.Clem. 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 5 2002 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Andre Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo fide

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