Dendrobium palawense Schlechter 1914 SECTION Latouria

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LATER EARLY

Common Name or Meaning The Palau Dendrobium [An island in the Caroline chain] Sachal chainein

Flower Size

Found in the Caroline Islands in scrub forests at elevations of sealevel to 300 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with pendent canes carrying ligulate-lanceolate, obtuse apically, contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the later winter and early spring on a peduncle to 1" [2.5 cm] long, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long overall, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence carrying thick, fleshy flowers.

Many references refers this species as a synonym of D macrophyllum

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!

Synonyms Sayeria palawensis (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchids of Micronesia Schlechter 1914; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996;

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