Dendrobium olivaceum J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Distichophyllae Photo by © Art Vogel

lip detail Photo courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

FragrancePartial Shade Warm CoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning The Olive Colored Dendrobium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Borneo in lower montane forests as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or sometime lithoterrestrial at elevations of 900 to 2000 meters with spreading to pendant, canelike stems carrying suberect to spreading, coriaceous, subacute, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, towards the apex, single flowered inflorescence with an ovate, dark green floral bract and carrying very fleshy, non-resupinate, sweetly scented flowers.

Synonyms Distichorchis olivacea (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim & Woods 1994 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide/ photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide

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