Dendrobium equitans Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Crumenata

Inflorescence Photo by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The Riding Leaf Dendrobium [refers to the fact that one leaf is just above another] - In China Yan Shi Hu

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the Philippines and Taiwan in forests on tree trunks as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 100 to 600 meters with very slender canes that thicken for a short way towards the middle to form a small pseudobulb and then is narrow again for up to 10" and carries many, two ranked, leathery, pointed, flattened leaves and blooms in the summer on a short, successively single flowered inflorescence that arises from at or near the apex of leafless canes.

Synonyms Aporum equitans (Kraenzl.) Brieger 1981; Ceraia batanensis (Ames & Quisumb.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Ceraia simplicissima Lour. 1790 ; Dendrobium batanense Ames & Quisumb. 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Taiwan Tsan-Piao Lin 1975 drawing/photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Aporum equitans photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide;