Dendrobium oblongum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Oxystophyllum

Plant and Flowers Photos by Th. Nordhausen and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Cool

Common Name The Oblong Dendrobium [refers to the lip shape]

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

Found in Sabah, Kalimantan and Sarawak Borneo in hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with stems enveloped completely by imbricate leaf sheaths and carrying, distichous, triangular-linear, acute leaves that blooms on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising at the base of the middle to upper leaves

Synonyms Oxystophyllum oblongum ( Ames & C.Schweinf. ) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of Borneo Vol 3 Wood 1997 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide;