Thursday, May 26, 2022

[Botany • 2021] Dendrobium dedeksantosoi (Orchidaceae) • A New Species of Dendrobium sect. Spatulata from Maluku, Indonesia

Dendrobium dedeksantosoi Metusala, 

in Metusala, Saputra, Trimanto & Nisyawati, 2021.
Dendrobium dedeksantosoi, a new species of Dendrobium section Spatulata (Orchidaceae: Epidendroideae) from Maluku Islands, Indonesia, is described and illustrated. The flower of this new species is morphologically most similar to Dendrobium busuangense, but differs in having different shape and size of petals and lip as well as a different length ratio between column and column-foot.

Keywords: morphology, Dendrobium busuangense, lowland, Monocots 

Dendrobium dedeksantosoi Metusala, 
A—B, inflorescence (from different plants). C, flower, front view.
Photos by Destario Metusala.

Dendrobium dedeksantosoi Metusala, sp. nov.  
Etymology:— named after Dedek Setia Santoso, an Indonesian orchid grower as well as philanthropists who shows a great concern in the orchid conservation, especially through breeding and cultivation activities of the Dendrobium section Spatulata.

Destario Metusala, Reza Saputra, Trimanto and Nisyawati. 2021. A New Species of Dendrobium Section Spatulata from Maluku, Indonesia. Phytotaxa. 528(5); 269-278. DOI: 10.11646/phytotaxa.528.5.1 [2021-12-23]