Dendrobium cyrusianum P.O'Byrne, Gokusing & J.J.Wood 2015 SECTION Crumenata Pfitzer

TYPE Drawing TYPE Photos/TYPE Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name Cyrus' Dendrobium [Bornean son of Kipandi Butterfly Park's founder Steven Bosuang current]

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in pole forests on white sandsat elevations around 300 to 400 meters as a miniature to just small sized, hot growing epiphyte with erect to spreading, basally swollen, cylindrical to fusiform, 2 internodes, slightly compressed, sulcate, green to brown, upper stem wiry, leafy, strongly compressed, red brown, brown to olive, occasionally forming keikis stems carrying soon deciduous, narrowly ovate-elliptic, green, keeled beneath, tapering to a minutely notched apex, lobules acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on a lateral, from the upper internodes of a leafless stem, peduncle minute, greenish cream, provided with a persistent, oblong, dry, brown bract, sessile, single flowered inflorescence with an ovate, obtuse, transluscent, much shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying ephemeral flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 P.O'Byrne 2015 photo/drawing fide;