Dendrobium kentrochilum Hkr.f. 1890 SECTION Calcarifera J.J.Sm Type Drawing by Hooker and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Warm

Common Name The Sting Point Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 to 1.2" [2.5 to 3cm] long 1" [2.5 cm wide]

Found only in Perak in penninsular Malaysia as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with erect, slightly zig zag stems carrying coriaceous, elliptic to oblong, obtuse, unequally biapiculate leaves that blooms on short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the stem, carrying white spreading flowers.

Similar to D sanguinolentum but this one differs in broader leaves and a lip with a deeper incision between the hypochile and the orbicular epichile as well as the 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

More research with this one needs to be done to assure that they are separate or if this species is a synonym of D sanguinolentum.

Synonyms Callista kentrochila (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Eurycaulis kentrochilus (Hook.f.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Pedilonum kentrochilum (Hook.f.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Hookers Icones Plantarum 1892 drawing fide; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996

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