Dendrobium hendersonii A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957 SECTION Crumenata

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Common Name or Meaning Henderson's Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sumatra and Borneo in riverine and hill forests at elevations of 60 to 300 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with basally terete, then swollen and then, where leafy, slightly laterally flattened, then terete, leafless and slightly flattened stems carrying sessile, oblong to lanceolate, unevenly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a very short 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on the leafless portion of the stem.

This species is very similar to D crumenatum in plant morphology and in the flowers.

Synonyms Aporum hendersonii (A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia fugax M.A.Clem. 2003; Ceraia ridleyana M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium fugax Schltr. 1906; Dendrobium ridleyanum Kerr 1927; Dendrobium rudolphii A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D humifusum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 as D fugax drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D fugax description only; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 as D rudolphii; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as S fugax; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 as D rudolphii drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; A Field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Orchids of Borneo vol 4 Woods 2003 drawing/photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Wulfenia 22 [2015]: 137 - 188 New Orchids in the Flora of Vietnam Averyanov, Nguyen, Tich, Nguyen, Nong, Nguyen and Xuan photo fide