Dendrobium kurashigei T.Yukawa 1998 SECTION CrumentaPhoto by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Web Page

Part shadeWarm To Cold WinterSpring Summer Fall

Common Name Kurashige's Dendrobium [Japanese Original Collector of type current]

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in Sabah and Kalimantan Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 900 to 2200 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with erect to pendant, wiry, 4 ridged stems that often keiki and carrying a few, linear to almost acicular, shallowly "V"-shaped, minutely, acutely unequally bilobed apically, rigid leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on several, on the distal portion of the stem, short, successively few flowered inflorescence

J J Wood puts together this group of related species, D lamelluliferum, D alabense, D kurashigei, D lumakuense, D pseudokurashigei and D puberulingue which may all be different or a single widely variable species. More research needs to be done to address this confusing group.

Synonyms Ceraia kurashigei (T.Yukawa) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 4 2003 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide