Dendrobium pseudoequitans Fessel & Luckel 2000 SECTION Crumentata

Inflorescence Photos by Gary Yong Gee and The Yong Gee Name Website

Common Name or Meaning The False Dendrobium equitans Dendrobium

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Leyte Philippines at low elevations as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with upright to semi-penduloius, to 16" [40 cm] long stems carrying on the lower half of the stems, flattened, alternate, acute leaves that blooms on a single flowered inflorescence arising on the apical leafless portion of the stem.

The most distinguishing feature separating this species from D equitans is the always longer stem that is up to 16" [40 cm] long instead of D equitans which as a to 10" [to 25 cm] long stem, the flowers are also smaller and there are no distrinct ridges on the lip but there is a hairy central patch.

Synonyms Aporum pseudoequitans (Fessel & Luckel) M.A.Clem. 2003; Ceraia pseudoequitans (Fessel & Luckel) M.A.Clem. 2003; Ceraia pseudoequitans (Fessel & Luckel) M.A.Clem. 2004;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide;

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