Dendrobium pedicellatum J.J.Sm. 1908 SECTION Calcarifera

Side View of Flower Photos by Umagon Meru and The Wild Orchids in Sumatra Blogspot

Common Name or Meaning The Pedicelled Dendrobium

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sumatra in montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 2900 meters as a just large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with erect stems carrying carrying lanceolate, acuminate, obliquely acute leaves that blooms fall and winter on .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising on leafless stems and with lanceolate floral bracts.

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

D comberi is said to be synomonous with Dendrobium pedicellatum J.J.Sm. 1908 by Kew but I await further verification. Seems to me that D comberi blooms in the spring on leafless canes and D pedicellatum blooms in the winter and fall on leafy canes. I am not sure if there are distinct floral differences as I do not have good enough photos to ascertain similarities or distinctions, if they are synomonous then D pedecellatum takes precedence!!!!

Synonyms Dendrobium bicallosum Ridl. 1917; Eurycaulis bicallosus (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Eurycaulis pedicellatus (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 as D bicallosum; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------