Dendrobium nebularum Schltr. 1912 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool Cold Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Fog Growing Dendrobium

Flower Size .7 to 1.3" [1.9 to 3.2 cm]

Found in New Guinea, the Moluccas and the Philippines in misty montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with variable sized pseudobulbs carrying 1 to 3, rarely 4 persistent, pale green, red striped leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on a cluster of .6" [1.6 cm] long, 2 to 5 inflorescence arising on both leafless and leafy canes.

Synonyms Dendrobium keysseri Schltr. 1919; Dendrobium murkelense J.J.Sm. 1928; Dendrobium palustre L.O.Williams 1946; Dendrobium tumidulum Schltr. 1923; Pedilonum keysseri (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum murkelense (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum nebularum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum tumidulum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobiums Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002;

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