Epigeneium geminatum (Blume) Summerh. 1957 SECTION Racemosum

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn

Part sunWarmWinter

Common Name The Twin Epigeneium ?

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Borneo and Java in lower montane forests, most often close to the ground at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a long creeping to pendant rhizome carrying, oblong, 4 sided pseudobulbs with long-oval, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, dark green leaves that develop before the pseduobulbs and blooms in the winter arising before the pseudobulbs properly form, with often 2, 3.2" [8 cm] long, 3 to 6 flowered inflorescence

The plant photo also shows a Dendrobium in the Section Aporum, the Epigeneium plant is on the right.

Synonyms Callista geminata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium geminatum (Blume) Lindl. 1830; *Desmotrichum geminatum Blume 1825; Katherinea geminata (Blume) A.D.Hawkes 1956; Sarcopodium geminatum (Blume) Rolfe 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as Dendrobium geminatum; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Dendrobium geminatum drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as Sarcopodium geminatum; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 as Dendrobium geminatum drawing fide; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 34, NR 1 Seidenfaden 1980 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Katherinea geminata photo plant only; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide/photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood Etal 2001; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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