Dendrobium faciferum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Crumenata

Inflorescence Photos by Dian Rahardjo

Part sunWarm To Hot

Common Name The All Facing Dendrobium [refers to the flowers upright stature]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.3 cm]

Found in Lesser Sunda Islands, the Moluccas and Sulawesi on old mangroves and trees in littoral woodlands, riverbeds, lakesides and flood plains at elevations of sea level to 350 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with slender to robust, stiffly erect, greyish brown, greenish yellow striped, swollen below, canelike above stems that branches towards the apex and carrying many, lanceolate, shortly and unequally bilobed apically, fleshy, shiny above, darker below leaves with dirty violet sheaths that blooms on numerous, few [2 to 5] flowered, sessile inflorescence arising from near the apex of mature leafy and leafless canes

Synonyms Ceraia facifera (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem.2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Baker's 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #5 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #7 2019 photo fide;