Dendrobium shearmanii Schuit. & de Vogel 2009 SECTION Diplocaulobium

Side View of Flower

Flower Detail Photos by Eerika Schulz and her Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Hot Spring Shearman's Dendrobium [Australian Botanist original collector of species current]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in primary forests at elevations around 250 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, narrowly conical ovoid, enveloped by several sheaths and carrying a single, erect, more or less curved, vewry narrowly linear, semi-terete, almost subulate apically leaves taht blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle .8" [2 cm] long, .88" [2.2 cm] long, ovarall, gradually tapering towards the apex, single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!!!! Within my framework this species would be better placed within the genus Diplocaulobium but as of now it has not been described as such.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 Schuiteman & De Vogel 2009 drawing/photo fide