Dendrobium ngoyense Schltr. 1906 SECTION Eleutheroglossum

Inflorescence

Plant and Flower in situ New Caledonia Photos by Edouard Faria

Partial sunHot"Warm" Spring

Common Name The Ngoye River Dendrobium

Flower Size .5" [1.2 cm]

Found in New Caledonia in hills and montane forests on trees at elevations of 100 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphtye with a short rhizome giving rise to oblong, ovoid to cylindrical, lightly grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3, apical, oblong, erect-spreading leaves that blooms in the late spring on a short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising from the apex of the stem and carry large flowers for the size of the plant.

This species is superficially similar to D closterium but differs in the size of the plant, the bilobed lip and the wavy calli of the lip

Synonyms Eleutheroglossum ngoyense (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 2002

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne d'Orchidophile 1995 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums Wood 2006 photo fide

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