Dendrobium ventricosum Kraenzl. 1910 SECTION Crumenata Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Thick-Bellied Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi and the Philippines at elevations around 1100 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with flattened, erect to spreading canes carrying many, ovate-lanceolate, to ovate-triangular, sickle-shaped leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, many flowered inflorescence arising terminally and laterally from along the stems.

Synonyms Ceraia ventricosa (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Phillippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide

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