Epigeneium triflorum (Blume) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum

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Common Name The Three-Flowered Epigeneium

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Java in the eastern mountains at elevations of 1000 to 1800 meters in large clumps on branches of large trees as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte that needs bright light to bloom which occurs in the winter to early spring, a very attractive compact species, with quadrangular 1 1/2" pseudobulbs carrying a pair of bi-lobed 6" leaves, and has an apical, thin and lateral to arching inflorescence which reach 12" [30 cm] long and carry up to 6 [see varieties below] beautiful, creamy white, long-lasting, star-shaped blooms with lateral sepals more or less the same size as the dorsal and the lip has 2 short ribs at the apex..

Synonyms Callista triflora (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium triflorum (Blume) Lindl. 1830; *Desmotrichum triflorum Blume 1825; Epigeneium triflorum var. elongatum (Blume) J.B.Comber 1990; Epigeneium triflorum var. orientale (J.J.Sm.) J.B.Comber 1990; Sarcopodium triflorum (Blume) Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Dendrobium triflorum photo good; Die Orchideen 2 Auflage Schlechter 1927 as Dendrobium triflorum photo good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide

Epigeneium triflorum var. elongatum (Blume) J.B.Comber 1990 SECTION Racemosum

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Found in Java at elevations around 1500 meters and differs from the type by having an erect, inflorescence with 6 to 10 flowers with lateral sepals that are distinctly broader than the dorsal, has three short, parellel ribs at the apex of the lip with the center rib being the longest.

Synonyms Dendrobium elongatum (Blume) Lindl. 1830; *Desmotrichum elongatum Blume 1825; Epigeneium elongatum (Blume) Summerh. 1957; Katherinea elongata (Blume) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Sarcopodium elongatum (Blume) Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Dendrobium cymbidioides; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium elongatum; *Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006

Epigeneium triflorum var. orientale (J.J.Sm.) J.B.Comber 1990 SECTION Racemosum

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Flower Closeup Photo by © Eric Hunt and his Orchid Species Photo Website

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Found in Java at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters and differs from the type in having lateral sepals more or less the same size as the dorsal and the lip has 2 short ribs at the apex as well as much longer leaves [20 to 30 cm] and has a pendulous, 6 to 17 flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Dendrobium elongatum var. orientale. J.J.Sm.1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide

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