Dendrobium melanotrichum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Distichophyllae Hkr.f. 1890 Drawings by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Black Haired Dendrobium

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to simple, subflexuous stems carrying many, apical, erect-patent, glabrous, coriaceous, lanceolate-oblong, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral, short, 1 to rarely 2 flowered inflorescence with deltoid, minute bracts

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish with pale brown venation

Synonyms Distichorchis melanotricha (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 Drawing fide;