Dendrobium subclausum Rolfe var subclausum 1894 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Plant and flowers in situ New Guinea Photos by Paul Noben

Another Plant Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

to MOSTLY MID

Common Name The Almost-Closed Flower Dendrobium

Flower Size 3/4 to 1 3/4"

Found in northern Papua and New Guinea and the Molucca Islands occuring at many elevations but mostly above 2000 meters, both epiphyticly and lithophyticly. This species is found in many habitats and in many sizes. It can basically bloom at any time of the year but mid-winter is the most possible on a cluster that surrounds the previous years cane arising from below the leaves.

This species needs constant cold temperatures with a lessening of water and a cessation of fertilizer in the winter months.

This species is similar to D chrysopterum but D subclausum differs in the branched stems, the narrower leaf, narrower flower and a more closed mentum which is the spur-like basal part of the flower.

Synonyms Chromatotriccum asumburu (P.Royen) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum aurantiflavum (P.Royen) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum flammula (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum fruticicola (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum lane-poolei (R.S.Rogers) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum mitriferum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum pandanicola (J.J.Wood) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum paspalifolium (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum phlox (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum speciosum (J.J.Wood) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Chromatotriccum subclausum (Rolfe) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002; Dendrobium alpinum J.J.Sm. ?;Dendrobium asumburu P.Royen 1979; Dendrobium auranti-flavum P.van Royen 1979; Dendrobium flammula Schlecter 1912; Dendrobium lane-poolei R.S.Rogers 1925; Dendrobium mitriferum J.J.Sm. 1910; Dendrobium mitriferum J.J.Sm. f. alpinum J.J.Sm.?; Dendrobium paspalifolium J.J.Sm. 1935; Dendrobium phlox Schlechter 1912; Dendrobium strictum Ridley 1916; Dendrobium subclausum var. pandanicola J.J.Wood 1986; Dendrobium subclausum var. phlox (Schltr.) J.J.Wood 1986; Dendrobium subclausum var. speciosum J.J.Wood 1986; Dendrobium vacciniifolium J.J.Sm. 1935; Pedilonum flammula (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum fruticicola (J.J. Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum mitriferum (J.J. Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum phlox (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum strictum (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum subclausum (Rolfe) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as Dendrobium phlox Schlechter 1912 Dendrobium flammula and D dichroma; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D phlox; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D flammula; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as D flammula; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as D phlox; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934 as D flammula; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934 as D angiense; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934 as D phlox; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as D phlox photo fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D strictum drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D flammula drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 D mitriferum drawing ok; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D phlox drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D aurantiflavum drawing fide; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D asumburu drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 11 1992 photo; The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Orchids Pridgeon 1992 photo fide; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D lane-poolei; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D mitriferum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Australia Vol 11 No 3 1999 photo as D dichroma; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 67 No 5 2002 photo as D chrysopterum; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo good; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 4 2007 photo; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

Dendrobium subclausum var. pandanicola J.J.Wood 1986 Photo by Lourens Grobler Another Yellow Flower Form Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

An all yellow variety of the previous species.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 as D pandanicola photo fide; Flora's Orchids Nash & La Croix 2005 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;

Dendrobium subclausum var. phlox (Schltr.) J.J.Wood 1986 Photo by Lourens Grobler

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 as D phlox drawing fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006;

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