Dendrobium nativitatis Ridl. 1907 SECTION Plicatiles

Plant and Flowers Photos by G Meyers and J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm

Common Name The Christmas Island Flickingeria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in eastern Java and Christmas Islands on lava rocks in foothills at elevations around 550 meters as a small szied, warm growing lithophyte with ascending, sometimes branching stems with .8 to 1.2" [2 t o3 cm] between each much compressed, yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, erect, oblong, obtuse, pale green leaf that blooms on a terminal, arising on the top of the leaf single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!

Synonyms Dendrobium nativitatis Ridl. 1907; Dendrobium pectinatum Ridl. 1906; Ephemerantha pectinata P.F.Hunt & Summerh. 1961

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990;

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