Dendrobium platyphyllum Schltr. 1906 SECTION Aporum TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot

Common Name The Broad Leaved Dendrobium

Flower Size .38" [9.5 mm]

Found in western Sumatra and Borneo at elevations around 270 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphyte with strongly flattened, branching, elongate stems carrying laterally flattened, acute, pale green leaves that blooms on a single flowered Inflorescence arising from the nodes towards the apex of the stem and carrying yellowish white flowers.

Synonyms Aporum platyphyllum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium cultriforme J.J.Sm. 1906; Dendrobium sumatranum A.D.Hawkes & A.H.Heller 1957

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D cultriforme; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996 as D nycteridoglossum not; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 drawing fide;

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