Dendrobium cuneatipetalum J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Oxystophyllum

Plant and Flowers

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Part shade LATEFall Winter

Common Name The Folded Petal Dendrobium

Flower Size .28" [.7 cm]

Found in [Sumatra?] Ambon Island of the Moluccas at elevations around 650 meters as a small sized warm growing epiphyte with freely branching, flattened, thin basally, thickening towards the apex stems carrying close set, imbricate, flattened, triangular leaves that blooms in the late fall and winter on an axillary and terminal, nodding inflorescence carrying fleshy flowers.

Synonyms Aporum cuneatipetalum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum cuneatipetalum (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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