Dendrobium truncatum Lindl. 1859 SECTION Crumenata

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Common Name The Truncate Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in dense lowland and lower montane forests at elevations of sea level to 1800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, apically elongate, occasionally branched, flattened and basally swollen cane-like stems with one to two internodes that become warty with age and carrying many, hooked, narrowly linear leaves that blooms in the late spring on short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising on mature canes towards the apex and have short lived, fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Aporum truncatum (Lindl.) Brieger 1981; Callista clavipes [Hkr.f] Kuntze 1891; Callista truncata [Lindl] Kuntze 1891; Ceraia truncata (Lindl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium clavipes Hook. f. 1890; Ophrys pubescens Reinw. ex Lindl. 1859

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 21 Hooker 1890 as D clavipes drawing ok; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as D clavipes; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907 as D clavipes; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as D clavipes drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Aporum truncatum; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo ok; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Australian Orchid Review Vol 68 No 5 2003 photo; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide

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