Dendrobium constrictum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Pedilonum

Plant and Flowers Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Common Name The Constricted Dendrobium

Flower Size .3" [.8 cm]

Found in the Bismark Islands and in Papua New Guinea just below the mist forests on mossy trees at elevations around 700 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a suberect, cylindrical, leafy stem carrying, erect-patent, ligulate, oblique leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a 1.2 to 1.4" [3 to 3.5 cm] long, densely many flowered, racemose inflorescence with ovate, apiculate bracts.

This species is very similar to D capituliflorum but differs in the longer mentum, more pointed sepals, sharper, serrate petals and the shape of the lamina of the lip and the fact that the lip apex is fringed,

Synonyms Dendrobium mimiense Schltr. 1912; Pedilonum mimiense (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/85 as D mimiense drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Pedilonum miniense drawing good; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D minitense

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