Dendrobium usterioides Ames 1915 SECTION Crumenata

Plant and Flower Photos by Jim Cootes and The Phyto Images Website

Part Sun Hot Warm LATE Winter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Dendrobium usterii Like Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] long

Found in the Philippines on the island of Mindoro the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 500 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cylindical stems carrying 2 apical, terete, leathery, dark green with white patterned rings, acute leaves that blooms in the late winter and spring on an erect, zigzag, arising from between the leaves, few to several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ceraia usterioides (Ames) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide

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