Dendrobium ruginosum Ames 1933 SECTION Latouria Photo by P.J. Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm Winter

Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in the Solomon and Santa Cruz Islands at elevations of 600 to 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with clustered, clavate, 4 angled, yellow to purple stems carrying 2 to 4, apical, suberect, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on an apical, 8" [20 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Sayeria ruginosa (Ames) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 photo fide; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 Photo not = D rhodisticum; A Guide to Orchids of the World Hodgson, Paine & Anderson 1991 as D rhodisticum Photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok;

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