Dendrochilum rhombeum J.J.Sm. 1943 SECTION Platyclinis [Benth] Pfitzer

Plant and Flowers Photos by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page

Part sunCool

Common Name The Rhomboid Dendrobium [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, oblong-oval, apically narrowing pseudobulbs carrying lanceolate, apically narrowing, basally contracted into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a slender, blackish, pilose, many [14 to 16] flowered, racemose, 5" [to 12.5 cm] long, curved, angled, narrowly winged inflorescence arising on an immature pseudobulb.

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Laurent 1992 as D heterocarpum photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photos fide;

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