Dendrobium pseudoaloifolium J.J.Wood 1984 SECTION Aporum

Photos by © Art Vogel

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name or Meaning The False Dendrobium aloifolium Dendrobium

Flower Size .162 to .24" [.45 to .6 cm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo in lowlands on ridges at elevations around 100 to 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to spreading, sometimes pendent, flattened, densely leafy below, leafless above stems that produce leilis and carrying many, distichous, conduplicate and flattened, appearing triangular, obliquely elliptic, acute leaves that alternate along the stem and overlap slightly and blooms in the spring on a very short, arising from groups of fibrous bracts in the apical leafless portion of the stem, successively 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence that can also occasionally arise from the leafy portion of the stem.

These flowers are much smaller than the similar D aloifolim and have bicolored lateral sepals.

Synonyms Aporum pseudoaloifolium (J.J.Wood) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide

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