Dendrobium crucilabre J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Aporum

Another Color Form

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Part shade Warm Cool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Cross Shaped Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in Kalimantan Borneo in ridge hill forests, lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1250 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, pendent, narrow, terete to compressed, leafy throughout stems carrying laterally compressed, distichous, imbricate, laterally compressed, lanceolate, obliquely truncate apically leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on lateral, emerging among the fasiculate chaffy bracts, short, single flowered inflorescence.

Similar to D kiauense but differs in the obliquely rounded to quadrangular, subtruncate side lobes and a semi-orbicular, acute mid lobe

Synonyms Aporum crucilabre (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchds of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing fide

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