Dendrobium incurvum Lindl. 1858 SECTION Stachyobium Drawing by © Seidenfaden © and The Swiss Orchid Foundation and the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeWarm

Common Name The Inturned Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Andaman Islands, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with many noded stems carrying 3 or more, linear-oblong, apically notched leaves that blooms on a lteral to subterminal, 1 to 1.5" [2.5 to 3.75 cm] long, 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes opposite the leaves below the apex of the stem and carrying short lived, greenish yellow flowers

Some References say that this orchid is similar or synomonous to D eriaeflorum, but it differs in having larger flowers with the edges of the hypochile strongly serrate, the median keel with raised edges, and an acute tip.

Other references put D aclinia as a synonym of this species but I have left them separate for now until I can see a photo/drawing of it to compare.

Synonyms Dendrobium aclinia Lindl. 1858; Callista incurva (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as D eriaeflorum auct non Griff.; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 as D aclinia Lindley

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