Dendrobium atrorubens Ridl. 1896 SECTION Oxystophyllum

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Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photos by David Kuehn

Common Name The Dark Red Dendrobium

Flower Size 3/8 to 1/2" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Borneo and Malaysia in riverine and montane forests at elevations of [sea-level to 600 in Borneo] 900 to 1500 meters as a small to just large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying many lanceolate, acute, imbricate, jointed leaves that blooms on an axillary, near the apex, short, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aporum atrorubens (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum atrorubens (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Neue Orchideen Papuasiens J J Smith 1934; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobiums Bakers 1996; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide;