Dendrobium modestum Rchb.f. 1855 SECTION Crumenata Photos by Copyright W C Schraut and Orchids and More Website

Another Flower Photo courtesy of David Banks, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Warm EARLY Spring LATE Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Modest Dendrobium

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

Found in the Philippines on small trees on cliffs near the shore as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with purple flushed, slender, flexuous, basally thickened and angled canes carrying terete, pointed, smooth, fleshy, rigid, green with puple flush leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on a lateral, 1 to few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Ceraia modesta (Rchb.f.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 drawing/photo ok; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996, The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;