Dendrobium angulatum Lindl. 1830 SECTION Crumenatum

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Common Name The Sharp Cornered Dendrobium [refers to the flower shape]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Assam, Bangladesh, Myanmar, southwestern Thailand and Vietnam at 23 to 900 meters in elevation as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender stems that are slightly swollen 1.5" [4 cm] above the base carrying 3 to 12, linear to oblong, widely spaced leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short, from the upper nodes, single flowered inflorescence.

Water freely while growing but slack off as canes mature in the late summer and fall, as well as hit with a high phosphate fertilizer in the late summer and fall to increase budding. Best to slack off all fertilizer from Christmas until new growths appear in the spring when a high nitrogen fertilizer can be resumed.

This species is often refered to as Dendrobium podagria but the true name is D angulata as it was described by Lindley first in 1830.

Synonyms Callista angulata Kranzl 1891; Ceraia inconcinna (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium inconcinnum Ridl. 1896; Dendrobium podagraria Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as D podagria drawing ok; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995 as D podagria; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 = Flickingeria angulata; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as D podagria; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1909 drawing not = Flickingeria angulata; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D inconcinnum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D podagria drawing good; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/95 as D podagria; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D inconicinnum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D podagria; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001 as D podagraria; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 as D podagria photo fide; The Dendrobiums H P Wood 2006 photo fide;

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