Dendrobium compressicaule J.J.Sm. 1928 SECTION Crumenata

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Common Name The Compressed Stem Dendrobium

Flower Size .44" [1.1 cm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with strongly flattened above the base, forming a short pseudobulb, thin above and elongate, but still strongly flattened, leafy above stem carrying linear-lanceolate, narrowing towards the apex, thin leaves that blooms in the summer on fasciles on the toppmost nodes of leafy and leafless stems, short, successively single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aporum compressicaule (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia compressicaulis (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;