Dendrobium tropaeoliflorum Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Calcarifera Drawing by J D Hooker and A Century of Indian Orchids

Common Name The Red Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia as a small sized epiphyte with a incurved, slender below, tuberous at the base, grooved stem with a few lanceolate, apical, acute leaves that blooms on a pink, 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] long, few to 6 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!!Hooker described and drew this plant from a specimen growing in India although it was said to have originated in Perak Malaysia. It has not been found again so little information is available.

Synonyms Callista tropaeoliflora (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Eurycaulis tropaeoliflorus (Hook.f.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Pedilonum tropaeoliflorum (Hook.f.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A Century of Indian Orchids J D Hooker 1895 drawing fide; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Pedilonum tropaeoliflorum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996;