Dendrobium attenuatum Lindl. 1858 SECTION Conostalix

Collection Sheet by Lobb

Part shade Hot Cool

Common Name The Attenuate Dendrobium [refers to the apex of the leaves]

Flower Size .28 to .32" [7 to 8 mm] long

Found in Sarawak Borneo in ridge top kerangas forests often in areas where it can be inundated in water at elevations of 100 to 1200 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial, lithophyte or ocassional epiphyte with thin, elongate, wiry, flexuous, sometimes branching, leafy stems carrying narrowly linear, grasslike, acuminate leaves with black setose sheaths that blooms on well spaced, single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!!! All photos of this species on the net represent D antennatum, a large sized, multiflowered, antelope style orchid from the Section Spathulata,

Synonyms Callista attenuata (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; A Checklist to the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman etal & Wood 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol5 2010;