Dendrobium subacaule Reinw. ex Lindl. 1859 SECTION Calyptrochilus Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part shade Cool Cold Spring Fall

Common Name The Almost Stemless Dendrobium

Flower Size .3 to .4" [.8 to 1 cm]

Found in the Moluccas, New Guinea and the Solomon Islands on small moss covered twigs and branches in montane forests at elevations of 1700 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or occasional litho-terrestrial with reddish brown pseudobulbs carrying 2 to 3 oval, deciduous, dark green above, purple suffused beneath leaves that blooms in the spring through fall on leaf less canes with several, short, 2 flowered inflorescence with the flowers facing each other

Synonyms Callista subacaulis (Reinw. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium begoniicarpum J.J.Sm. 1912; Dendrobium delicatulum Kraenzl. ex Warb. 1892; Dendrobium junzaingense J.J.Sm. 1934; Dendrobium oreocharis Schltr. 1912; Dendrobium tricostatum Schltr. 1912; Pedilonum begoniicarpum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum delicatulum (Kraenzl. ex Warb.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum junzaingense (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum oreocharis (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum subacaule (Reinw. ex Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Pedilonum tricostatum (Schltr.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D delicatulum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D oreocharis; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as D oreocharis; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934 as D junzaingense; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934 as D tricostatum; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934 as D oreocharis; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as D oreocharis photo fide; Miniature Orchids Northern 1980 photo good; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Pedilonum tricostatum drawing good; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as D delicatulum drawing ok; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; Schlechteriana Vol 2 No 3 1991 photo; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobiums Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as D delicatulum photo good; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Australian Orchid Review Vol 70 No 3 2005; Australian Orchid Review Vol 71 No 4 2006 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 4 2007 photo;

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