Dendrobium hosei Ridl. 1893 SECTION Distichophyllae Photo by Eric Hunt.

Another Angle Photo by Luku 100 and his Orchid Blogspot

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Common Name Hose's Dendrobium [English Bishop in Singapore around 1900]

Flower Size .3 to 1" [.7 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and New Guinea in hill forests, mossy ridge forests and in mist forests on mossy tree trunks in partial shade at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elongated, many noded, quadrangular, dirty yellow, longitudinally grooved stems carrying many, distichous, linear-lanceolate, dark green, very unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring on a .8" [2 cm] long, 1 to 2 rarely 4 flowered, racemose inflorescence arising laterally from the base of the internodes.

This species is similar to D nabawanense but this one differs in the hooked lip side lobes and the disc with a central fleshy raised, 3 ribbed elongate ridge with 4 radiating ridges flanking it while D nabawenense has a straight mentum, the gently rounding lip side lobes and the disc with a central fleshy raised, rather flat, 3 ribbed elongate ridge

Synonyms Dendrobium hosei var. pelor Carr 1930; Dendrobium multicostatum J.J.Sm. 1907; Dendrobium pluricostatum Schltr. 1912; Dendrobium pseudodichaea Kraenzl. 1910; Distichorchis multicostata (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Distichorchis pluricostata (Schltr.) M.A.Clem.2003

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; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 D multicostatum; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D pseudodichaea; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994as D pseudodicheae; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D pseudodichaea; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo hmm; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001 as D pseudodichaea collection sheet; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo good; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide

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