Dendrobium mucronatum Seidenf. 1985 SECTION Stachyobium Photos by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Mucronate Dendrobium [refers to the apex of the sepals]

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in Thailand at elevations around 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, narrowing apically, glossy green pseudobulbs carrying 3, apical, strongly purple tinted, ovate-lanceolate, unequally apically bilobed, narrowing basally into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the later spring on a 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, purple, laxly 8 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising at or near the apex of the stem and carry flowers that do not open well.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000;