Dendrobium lobbii Teijsm. & Binn. 1853 SECTION Conostalix TYPE for the section Photo by © Rachmat Setiawan and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Back side of Flower Photo courtesy of © Jaap Vermeulen, André Schuiteman and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Plant in situ Sulawesi Photo by © Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Warm cool WinterSpring

Common Name or Meaning Lobb's Dendrobium [Thomas Lobb, English Orchid Collector in SE Asia 1800's]

Flower Size .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, New Guinea, Sulawesi Solomon Islands, the Philippines, and northern Australia along streams in sand, swampy habitat, or in shallow water ditches at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with terete, thin, densely clustered canes that are completely covered in fine brown to black hairs and carrying grass-like, linear, positioned parellel and close to the stem, apically, bilobed and unequal, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on an axillary, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising on leafy canes and carrying downward facing flowers.

Synonyms Callista borneoensis Kuntze 1891; Callista conostalyx (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; Callista lobbii (Teijsm. & Binn.) Kuntze 1891; Callista teijsmannii (Miq.) Kuntze 1891; Conostalix calcaratum Brieger 1981; Conostalix lacustris (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Conostalix lobbii (Teijsm. & Binn.) Rauschert 1983; Conostalix paludicola (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium calcaratum Lindl. 1840; Dendrobium conostalix Rchb.f. 1861; Dendrobium lacustre Schltr. 1925; Dendrobium paludicola Schltr. 1905; Dendrobium teijsmannii Miq. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D conostalix; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D conostalix; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Conostalix calcarata drawing fide; Dendrobium Orchids of Australia Upton 1989 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D lacteum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of New Guinea Vol II Shuiteman and de Vogel 2002; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 as Conostalix paludicola photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A Guide to the Dendrobium of New Guinea Schuiteman 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------