Dendrobium uniflorum Griff. 1851 SECTION Distichophyllum Hkr.f Photo by Ron Boos

Another Flower Photo by Jay Pfahl

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Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another Color? Photo courtesy of Gunawan Saputra

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Common Name Single Flowered Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/2 to 1.2" [1.25 to 3.1 cm]

Found in Thailand, Vietnam, penninsular Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo, Sulawesi and the Phillipines, at elevations around 300 to 1600 meters in evergreen lowland forests and primary montane forests as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with erect, grooved, swollen stems that are often marked with red stripes carrying many, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, distichous, twisted basally, deciduous leaves that are apically bilobed and all lie in a single plane , occuring at elevations of 100 to 700 meters often in full sun, where it blooms with a single flower that arises rom the nodes of leafless canes with heavy textured, longlasting flowers occuring in the spring. A steady water and fertilizer regimen suits this orchid well.

Comparison photos for ID Lips Spread See also D revolutum

Synonyms Dendrobium elephantinum Finet 1903; Dendrobium revolutum Ridley 1907 non Lindl.; Dendrobium quadrisulcatum J.J. Sm. 1917; Dendrobium tonkinense De Wild. 1906; Dendrobium uniflorum var. angustum Quisumb. 1950; Distichorchis angusta (Quisumb.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Distichorchis elephantina (Finet) M.A.Clem. 2003; Distichorchis quadrisulcata (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Distichorchis uniflora (Griff.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D elephantinum drawing ok; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 Schlechter/Brieger 1981; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D quadrisulcatum; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 drawing fide; Orchidiana Philippiana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984 as D uniflorum var angustum; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo no = D austracaledonicum; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as D elephantinum; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001 as D eelphantinum type sheet; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines 2001 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 3 2004; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 as D quadrisulcatum photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo ok more like ellisophyllum; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide

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