Dendrobium mellicolor J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Distichophyllae Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade HotWarm

Common Name The Honey Colored Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sumatra as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elongate, dark brown hairy, channeled, nearly terete, shiny stems carrying many, rigid, leathery, minutely ruffed along the margins, sparsely to densely hairy beneath, linear-lanceolate, narrowing towards the apex leaves that blooms on very short, from the nodes along the stem, peduncle .08" [2 mm], rachis angular, glabrous, .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long, 6 to 7 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Distichorchis mellicolor (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;

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