Dendrobium peculiare J.J. Sm. 1928 SECTION Crumenata

Inflorescence

Plant Photos by David Kuehn

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Peculiar Dendrobium [refers to the ovo-globular flower]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra in montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 1700 meters as a small to just medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a basally swollen, slightly zig-zag stems with internodes 1" [2.5 cm] apart and carrying several, apical, terete, grooved leaves and blooms in the spring on very short, arising from the apical nodes of the stem, single flowered inflorescence carrying very short lived flowers

Synonyms Aporum peculiare (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia peculiaris (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem.2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker's 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide

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