Dendrobium aciculare Lindl. 1840 SECTION Crumenata

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Common Name The Small Needle-Carrying Dendrobium [refers to the leaf shape]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia and Borneo in lowlands at elevations below 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect, basally swollen, occasionally branching stem carrying, widely spaced, linear to terete, non-grooved leaves held at right angles to the stem that blooms on short, successively single flowered inflorecence that arise from the nodes at the apex of the stem.

Synonyms Aporum aciculare (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Aporum koeteianum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Callista acicularis (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Ceraia acicularis (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Ceraia koeteiana (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium koeteianum Schltr. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as Excluded species; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker's 1996; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D koeteianum; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A Guide to Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 drawing good; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing fide

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