Dendrobium rhombeum Lindley 1843 SECTION Dendrobium Photos by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

var rhombeum Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

Inflorescence Photo By Dr E F de Vogel

Part shade Cool

Common Name or Meaning The Diamond Shaped Dendrobium [refers to the shape of the petals]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations above 1000 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with upright to semi-pendulous stems carrying deciduos leaves that blooms on a short, arising from the leafless nodes, to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Very similar to D heterocarpum but differs in details of the lip callus and overall shape.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as syn of D heterocarpum; Philippine Native Orchid Spceis Cootes 2009 photo fide;

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