Dendrobium ephemerum (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Sm. 1917

TYPE Photo Photo/Drawing by A Schuiteman/J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

FragrancePart Shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Ephemeral Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Sulawesi and the Moluccas at elevations of sea level to 100 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with spindle shaped, swollen basally for a few nodes, ridged, yellow with age stems that can branch, carrying many, fleshy apically bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring on many very short, single flowered inflorescence arising all along the stem and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Aporum ephemerum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia ephemera (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003; *Dendrobium papilioniferum var. ephemerum J.J.Sm. 1905

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002