Dendrobium linearifolium Teijsm. & Binn. 1862 SECTION CrumenataPhoto by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema

What has been D gracile

Side View of D gracile Flower Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Inflorescence Photo by Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website


Common Name The Linear Leafed Dendrobium

Flower Size .7" [1.8 cm]

Found in Sumatra, Java and Bali on roadside trees in almost full sun at elevations of 700 to 1800 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a basally swollen stem carrying many linear, obtuse and faintly bilobed leaves and blooms on a short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising all along the stem and carrying short-lived flowers

Synonyms Ceraia linearifolia (Teijsm. & Binn.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium gracile Kranzl. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide to the first photo; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Orchid Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1911; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo fide; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 photo fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide to the first photo; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide to the D gracile photos; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide to the first photo; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 photo fide