Dendrobium blumei Lindl. 1830

SECTION Crumenata Photo by Lourens Grobler.

Another Angle Photo by Takato NATSU from Japan and his Japan Orchids Page


Common Name Blume's Dendrobium [German-Dutch Botanist in Indonesia 1800's]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Borneo, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and the Philippines in shady locales at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a miniature to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with yellowish, slender at the base, several thickened angular nodes and spindle shaped, slightly compressed upper noded stem carrying 5 to 9, thick, lanceolate, alternate along the stem leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on short inflorescence that carries a single short lived, lemon scented flower.

Synonyms Aporum blumei (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Callista boothii (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze 1891; Callista tuberifera (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Ceraia boothii (Teijsm. & Binn.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Ceraia fimbriata (Blume) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium boothii Teijsm. & Binn.1862; Dendrobium tuberiferum Hook.f. 1890; Onychium fimbriatum Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857; Icones Planetarum Hkr. Vol 1 1890 as Dendrobium tuberiferum drawing ok; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D tuberiferum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing good; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing ok; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D tuberiferum; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1960 pg 256 fig 192 drawing fide; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide;Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninslar Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D tuberiferum; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 Drawing fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes & Tiong 2015 photo fide;