Dendrobium croceocentrum J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Calcarifera

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Part shade WarmLATEFall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Saffron Center Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.04" [2.6 cm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 600 to 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with close set, pendulous, pale green turning purple stems carrying linear-lanceolate, narrowing both apically and basally, obliquely acute leaves that blooms in the late spring and early winter on a very short, single flowered inflorescence arising on a leafless cane and carrying wide open flowers.

Synonyms Eurycaulis croceocentrus (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001

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