Dendrobium cerinum Rchb.f not Schlechter 1879 Photo by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Warm Spring

Common Name The Waxy Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm] Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne

Found in the Philippines, Borneo and Thailand at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with a cylindrical, rising cane carrying semideciduous, lanceolate leaves that blooms in the spring on a pendent, several flowered inflorescence

Many authorities put this species as a synonym of D sanguinolentum but I along with Cootes [1999] and Wood [2006] keep it separate pending more information.

I do not see how if these determinations are correct that this is D sanguinolentum, #1 there are no lobes to the lip, this one has an entire apical lip and D sanguinolentum has a bilobed apical lip. More research needed here.

Synonyms Eurycaulis cerinus (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contributions to the Flora of New Caledonia Schlechter 1906; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;

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