Dendrobium cultratum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Oxystophyllum Photo by Petrus Kurniawan and Petrus Kurniawan Orchids Website

Plant and Flower Photo by Purification Orchids and their Philippine Orchid Photo Site


Common Name The Knife-Shaped Dendrobium [refers to the leaf shape]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sulawesi and the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with branching, pendant, close set stems carrying many, densely 2 ranked, linear, fleshy, acute leaves that blooms in the later fall and early winter on short, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of each stem and carrying color variable flowers.

Synonyms Aporum cultratum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum cultratum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide;