Epigeneium simplex (J.J.Sm.) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum

Plant and Flowers Photos by P.J. Cribb and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade ColdFallWinter

Common Name The Modest Epigeneium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in subalpine and montane scrub at elevations of 2500 to 3100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with glabrous, close set, ellipsoid to obovoid, 2 noded, slightly 8 ribbed, transversely ribbed between the longitudinal ribs in maturity pseudobulb carrying 2, apical, patent to spreading, coriaceous, glabrous, ovate to elliptic, midrib deeper grooved than the lateral nerves, unequally bidentate apically, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a glabrous, slightly compressed, 1.4 to 1.8" [3.5 to 4.7 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Dendrobium sarcopodioides J.J.Sm. 1915; *Dendrobium simplex J.J.Sm. 1911; Katherinea simplex (J.J.Sm.) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Sayeria simplex (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1012 as Dendrobium simplex; The Orchids of The High Mountains of New Guinea P Van Royen 1979 drawing fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium sarcopodioides photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 as Dendrobium simplex photo fide;