Dendrobium plebejum J.J.Sm.1907 SECTION Crumenata Photo by Clone and Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Plant and Flower Photo by Dian Rahardjo ,

Common Name The Insignificant Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sulawesi close to the sea on trees in mangrove swamps as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with yellowish to reddish, swollen towards the base, apically somewhat flattened, erect pseudobulbs carrying 3, towards the apex, almost circular in cross-section, widely spaced, terete, fleshy leaves held almost parrellel to the stem that blooms on a short, single flowered inflorecence arising towards the apex of the stem and carrying fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Revision of the Orchids of German Samoa Schlechter 1910/11; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996;