Dendrobium anthrene Ridl. 1896 SECTION Calcarifera J.J.Sm.

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundaqtion at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Warm CoolSummer

Common Name The ?Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm] wide by 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long

Found in Sumatra and Borneo at elevations of 900 to 1350 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with several internoded stems carrying lanceolate, acute to acuminate, narrowing below leaves that blooms in the later summer on an axillary, towards the apex of leafless stems, short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence.

This is the largest flowered species within SECTION Calcarifera and the small, fimbriate, lamella on the claw of the lip at the junction of the blade is diagnostic for this specis.

Synonyms Eurycaulis anthrene (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Pedilonum anthrene (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide