Dendrobium tampangii P.O'Byrne 2001 SECTION Crumenata

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Hot Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning Tampang's Dendrobium [Indonesian Orchid Grower current]

Flower Size .6" [1.6 cm]

Found in Sulawesi on solitary trees or trees overhanging rivers at elevations of 350 to 400 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, basally 2 to 3 nodes leafless, green swollen nodes, apically slender and many leaved stem enveloped by shorter than the internodes, compressed, tubular leaf sheaths carrying thin, coriaceous, linear to narrowly ovate, apically retuse and unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a lateral from the thin apical part of the older leafless stem, in fasciles of 1 to a few flowers, very short inflorescence with 2 to 3, papery, basal scales and carries, thick, fleshy, ephemeral, autogamus flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecter 1985; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002