Dendrobium carinatum (L.) Willd. 1805 SECTION Crumenata

Photo by © Mark Clements

Common Name The Carinate Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Philippines from near sea level to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect, swollen basally, becoming branched, cane-like stem carrying rigid, fleshy, slender, basally thickened, terete leaves that blooms in the spring on 1 to several, short, arising from the leafless, apical nodes of the stem, single flowered inflorescence and carrying sweetly fragrant flowers

Synonyms Bulbophyllum carinatum (L.) Náves 1880; Ceraia carinata (L.) M.A.Clem. 2003; *Epidendrum carinatum L. 1753;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 83 # 7 2014 photo/drawing fide;