Dendrobium indragiriense Schltr. 1911 SECTION Grastidium

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.

Side View

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Photos by David Kuehn

Common Name The Indragiri Dendrobium [A regency of Riau Indonesia]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Andaman Islands, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo in riverine forests at elevations up to 900 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with very slender, leafy throughout stems carrying many narrow, dark green, papery, linear, smoewhat basally twisted leaves that blooms in the fall on numerous per cane, short, axillary 2 flowered inflorescence.

The flowers of this species last only one day.

Synonyms Dendrobium inconspicuiflorum J.J.Sm. 1917; Dendrobium isomerum Schltr. 1911; Grastidium inconspicuiflorum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1997; Grastidium indragiriense (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Grastidium isomerum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Orchid Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911 as D isomerum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing photo/fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide

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