Dendrobium tricuspe (Blume) Lindl. 1830 SECTION Crumenata

Side View of Flower

Plant and Flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the JanyRenz Herbaria Website

Part Sun Hot

Common Name or Meaning The Three Keeled Dendrobium [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .24 to .6" [.6 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Borneo at elevations of 100 to 400 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with densely clustered, simple to occasionally branchng, slightly fractiflex, leafy below, distal portions leafless, laterally compressed, three noded, .8" [2 cm] above the base narrowly elliptic to fusifrm, flattened stems carrying 3 to 7, linear-lanceolate, minutely obliquely obtusely bilobed, thin textured, minutely papillose leaves that blooms on a successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the fasciculate, scarious brown bracts along the distal, leafless portion of the stem .

Synonyms Aporum tricuspis (Blume) Rauschert 1983; Callista tricuspis (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Ceraia tricuspis (Blume) M.A.Clem. 2003; Ceraia kohlmeyeriana (Teijsm. & Binn. ex Miq.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium kohlmeyerianum Teijsm. & Binn. ex Miq. 1864; *Onychium tricuspe Blume 1825;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Das Pflanzenreich Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide