Dendrobium dekockii J.J.Sm. 1911 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Plant and Flowers in situ New Guinea

Plant and Flowers in situ New Guinea

Plant and Flowers in situ New Guinea Photos by Paul Noben

Part shade ColdFallWinter

Common Name Dekock's Dendrobium [Dutch Medical Officer in New Guinea 1900's]

Flower Size .6 to 1.4" [1.4 to 3.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in high mountains on mossy trees or in alpine shrubbery and along forest margins at elevations of 2300 to 3800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to semi-pendulous, many shaped, often distinctly constricted towards the middle to fusiform to ovoid to globose, clavate or cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 4, rarely 1, erect t ospreading, leathery, rigid, dimpled to rugose, long-linear to short-lanceolate, subacute, subsessile, green, dark purple to red leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 to sometimes 2, short, simultaneously 1 to 2, rarely 3 flowered inflorescence arising from the terminal node of the pseudodbulb and carrying long-lasting flowers.

D brevicaule is very similar but has a purplish black anther cap.

Synonyms Dendrobium cedricola P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium chrysornis Ridl. 1916; Dendrobium erythrocarpum J.J.Sm 1929; Dendrobium gaudens P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium kerewense P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium montigenum Ridl. 1916; Pedilonum chrysornis (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum dekockii (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum montigena (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D montigena drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D erythrocarpum drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D cedricola drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D gaudens drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D kerewense drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; A Compendioum of Minaiture Orchid Species Vol 1 Parsons and Gerritsen 2013 photo fide

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