Dendrobium connatum (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Distichophyllae Hkr.f Photo by Sophie sm_scp and her Flickr Photo Site

Another Flower

Another Flower Photos by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

What has been known as D bifarium Photo by Khairimhd

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Common Name The Grown Together Dendrobium [May refer to the morphology of the plant overall as in clumping?]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and Sumatra in lower montane forests low on tree trunks or on rocks at elevations of 400 to 1600 meters as a very variable, medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or sometime lithophyte with clustered, 20" [50 cm] long, cane-like stems enveloped by many tubular sheaths carrying many elliptic-lanceolate, acute, basally clasping leaves articulate to the leaf bearing sheaths that blooms in the late winter through early summer on a short, single flowered inflorescence that arise between the leaves with only a few wide open flowers opening at any one time.

This species is very similar to D octhochilum but this one has white to cream colored flowers with narrow petals, much reduced rounded side lobes of the lip amd althought he central portion of the lip is papilloose/tubercular, it does not have swollen keels.

Synonyms Callista bifaria (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Callista connata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Callista distachya (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium appendiculiforme Kraenzl. 1894; Dendrobium barisanum J.J.Sm. 1917; Dendrobium connatum var. distachyon (Lindl.) P.O'Byrne 2012; Dendrobium distachyon Lindl. 1858; Dendrobium excisum Lindl. 1841; Dendrobium subarticulatum Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Distichorchis barisana (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Distichorchis connata (Blume) M.A.Clem. 2003; Distichorchis distachya (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; *Onychium connatum Blume 1825;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D distsachyum; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Orchid Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as D bifarium; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as D bifarium drawing; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 as D bifarium drawing fide to the first photo; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 as D bifarium photo hmm; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as D bifarium drawing hmm; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as D distachyon; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobiums Bakers 1996 as D bifarium; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D distachyum; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 as D bifarium photo good; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo close; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as D bifarium; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as D barisanum; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001 as D bifarium; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002 as D bifarium; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo as D bifarium; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as D bifarium photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 drawing/photos fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 as Dendrobium connatum var. distachyon photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 as Dendrobium connatum var. distachyon photo/drawing fide

Dendrobium connatum var. distachyon (Lindl.) P.O'Byrne 2012

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn

Another Flower

This varity has a transverse oblong to reniform lip mid lobe.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001 as D distachyon; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 as Dendrobium connatum var. distachyon photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 as Dendrobium connatum var. distachyon photo/drawing fide

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