Dendrobium kuyperi J.J.Sm. 1914 SECTION Aporum Photo by Budi Haryatnaand his Flicker Orchid Photo Page

Common Name Kuyper's Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sumatra as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect, lateral to pendant, shiny, laterally flattened stems carrying many, linear lanceolate, laterally compressed, rigid, fleshy, curved along the upper surface leaves that are much more dense and imbricate below on the stem than towards the apex that blooms on short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the nodes towards the apex of the stem and carry sweetly fragrant flowers.

This species and D acerosum are similar but can be separated by the laterally compressed stem and linear lanceolate, laterally compressed, rigid, fleshy, curved along the upper surface leaves that are much more dense and imbricate below on the stem than towards the apex leaves that this species has, while D acerosum has a terete stem and persistant, flat, spreading, fleshy, succulent, recurved, sharply pointed, grooved, and loosely distichous leaves.

Synonyms Aporum kuyperi (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker's 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok;

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