Dendrobium clavator Ridl. 1896 SECTION Crumenata

Plant Photo by Jean and the Orchids Online Australia

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Common Name The Club-Shaped Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in lowland pennisular Malaysia as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, 8 to 10 angled pseudobulbs that have a short swollen area 2 internodes long carrying 2 to 4 terete, widely spaced, deciduous leaves that blooms mostly in the winter and spring with a very short inflorescence arising opposite the leaves near the apex carrying a single, short-lived, rather closed flower.

Synonyms Aporum clavator (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia clavator (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium mellitum Ridl. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D mellitum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 drawing ok; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing good; Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing good; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;