Dendrobium planibulbe Lindl. 1843 SECTION Crumenata

Front View of Flower

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website.


Common Name The Flat Bulbed Dendrobium

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo and the Philippines at elevations around 700 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with erect stems, the upper flower bearing part usually leafless, the middle stem is leaf-bearing and the basal internode is swollen, ovoid, 4 angled pseudobulb carrying purple flushed, elliptic, rounded apically, gradually narrowing below into the basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall through early spring on very short, single flowered inflorescnce arising along the apical, leafless portion of the stem and carrying very short lived, fragile flowers

Synonyms Aporum planibulbe (Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia planibulbis (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960 pg 256 fig 192 not = D blumei; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections = D blumei; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo not?; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 20 2017 photo/drawing fide; ;