Dendrobium reflexibarbatulum J.J.Sm.1927 SECTION Aporum

Side View of Flower

Photos by Dian Rachmawaty and the Orchids of Borneo Website

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Petrus Kurniawan and the Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Another Flower?

Flower ? Closeup

Stem and Flower ?

Photos by Art Vogel

Common Name The Reflexed Barbulatum Dendrobium

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Borneo in lowland forests at elevations around 60 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with branching, leafy stems with triangular internodes and carrying many, triangular, laterally flattened, rigid leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, several flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Most likely this species is a synonym of D prostratum but I have left them separate pending more research. The major difference that I can see is that the fluffy patch on the midlobe of this species is smaller and tree-like and D prostratum has a larger, hairy, shorter patch.

Synonyms Aporum reflexibarbatulum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem.2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 as syn of D prostratum photo fide