Dendrobium kentrophyllum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Aporum Photo by Art Vogel

another angle

Plant with side view of flower

Plant Photos by David Kuehn

Deep Shade WarmCoolFall

Common Name The Spiny Leafed Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in the eastern Himalayas, Laos, Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in peat swamp, hill, ridge-top and lower montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1520 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with thin to stout, zig-zag, simple, erect to pendent stems carrying almost terete, flattened, acute, curved leaves all held in a single plane and blooms in the fall on a short, axillary to lateral, single flowered inflorescence arising at or near the apex of leafy stems and in small clusters on leafless stems.

Synonyms Aporum albicolor (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Aporum capitellatum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Aporum kentrophyllum (Hook.f.) Brieger 1981; Callista kentrophylla (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium albicolor Ridl. 1896; Dendrobium capitellatum J.J.Sm. 1906

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Hooker's Icones Planetarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 drawing ok; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D albicolor; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Orchid Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911 as D capitellatum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing/photo fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Aporum kentrophyllum photo plant only; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 photo plant only; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001 as D capitellatum; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002 photo ok; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide to the first photo; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo fide ;