Dendrobium stelidiiferum J.J.Sm. 1920SECTION Crumenata

Another Angle Photos by Hakim 72 and The Orkidland Blogspot

Side View of unopened flower

Plant Photos by Rici Ricardo

Common Name or Meaning The Star-Carrying Dendrobium

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 1700 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate basally, becoming terete, elongate apically pseudobulbs carrying almost terete, thin, channeled leaves held towards the middle of the terete apical portion of the pseudobulb that blooms on very short single flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the terete stem-like part of the pseudobulb.

Synonyms Aporum stelidiiferum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia stelidiifera (J.J.Sm.) M.A. Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001

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