Dendrobium lacteum Kraenzl. 1894 SECTION Fugacia Photo by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Another Flower Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch, Photo By Rocky Roe Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Inflorescence Photo by Art Vogel

to MIDFall and EARLY Winter

Common Name The Milk-White Dendrobium

Flower Size 2" [3 to 5 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea at elevations of 40 to 900 meters on smooth barked tree trunks or on small branches near watercourses and swamps as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with club shaped pseudobulbs that have reed like bases carrying a few, stalked, papery, pointed leaves that blooms soon after a 10 degree temperature drop in the mid summer through early winter and has a short, axillary, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence that arise from the oval bract on a node near the apex of the canes and has a short lived flower, most often only for a single day.

Synonyms Dendrobium coxii F.M. Bailey 1906; Dendrobium purissimum Kraenzl. 1910; Dendrobium purissimum Kraenzl. 1910; Dendrobium quinarium Rolfe 1901; Euphlebium lacteum (Kraenzl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D inaequale drawing good; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D purisimmum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D quinarium; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85 as D inaequale; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as D inaequale photo fide; Lowland orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D inaequale; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D quinarium; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo fide

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