Dendrobium flexile Ridl. 1896 SECTION Aporum

Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Part ShadeHot" Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Flexible Dendrobium

Flower Size .5 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra on trees by rivers and in old mangroves at lower elevations to 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with leafy stems for half way and the distal half is leafless and carrying slender, terete, acute, close [adpressed] to the stem leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, arising from the nodes along the leafless upper half of the stem, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aporum adpressifolium (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Aporum flexile (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium adpressifolium J.J.Sm. 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 additional taxa; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide

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