Dendrobium tenue J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Crumenata Photo by Petrus Kurniawan and Flickr Orchid Website

Common Name The Delicate Dendrobium [refers to the stems]

Flower Size .52 to .6" [1.3 to 1.5 cm]

Found only in Borneo in lowlands and hill forests at elevations of sea level to 600 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, very slender, basally club shaped, dark olive green stems carrrying lax, several, dirty green, terete, subulate-acuminate, fleshy leaves that blooms in the summer on a short, successively 1, few flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of the stem.

Synonyms Aporum tenue (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia tenuis (J.J.Sm.) 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; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide

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