Dendrobium linguella Rchb. f. 1882 SECTION Breviflores Hkr.f

Inflorescence Photo by Karel & Alex Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Inflorescence Photos courtesy of Khairimhd

Common Name The Small Lipped Dendrobium

Flower Size .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Sumatra, Borneo and southern Malaysia in lowland and foothills at elevations around 300 to 1250 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool, pendent growing epiphyte with slender, erect, soft-canes carrying deciduous, lanceolate, acute, shortly petiolate leaves held in the upper half of the cane that blooms in the spring on a 1.2" [3 cm] long, 4 to 6 flowered inflorescence arising all along the apical 2/3's, of a mature cane in clusters at the nodes and carrying waxy flowers

Similar to D bifurcatum, D adunctum and D hercoglossum but this one differs in the much more open lip

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; 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; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Myanmar Hyan Tun [Mr Myanmar] 2014 Photo not;

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