Dendrobium ayubii J.B.Comber & J.J.Wood 1999 SECTION Formosae Lindley

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Common Name or Meaning Ayubi's Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Sumatra as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set stems carrying 15, oblong, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves with the leaf sheaths carrying short, black hairs that blooms on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence with two, narrowly lanceolate, acute floral bracts.

Similar to D tobaense but differs mostly in this one having a wider lip apex. Also similar to D toppiorum from Borneo but is distinguished by having 3 small keels in between the 2 largest keels on the disc of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide;