Dendrobium pseudocalceolum J.J.Sm. 1907 SECTION Crumenata Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Fragrance Part Sun Hot Winter Spring Summer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The False Calceolum Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea in seasonally dry lowlands in exposed locations often along streams at elevations of 100 to 500 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with crowded, elongated, laterally compressed, many branched, pendulous, apically with scale leafs only stems carrying many suberect, succulent, strongly laterally compressed, lanceolate, fleshy, sharply acute leaves that blooms in the winter through early fall on a lateral 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising in fasciles from the upper part of the leafless the stems and carrying sweetly scented flowers that occur a few days after a rain.

Synonyms Aporum pseudocalceolum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia pseudocalceola (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as D macfarlanei auct, non F Muell.; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006;