Dendrobium babiense J.J.Sm.1912 SECTION Aporum

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Full Shade Warm Cool LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name or Meaning The Babi Dendrobium [Batu Babi [Pig Rock] in Kalamantan Borneo]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Borneo in sand forests at elevations of 900 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with rigid, snaky, leafy in the lower 10" [25 cm] becoming rudimentary leafy above stems carrying many oblong-triangular, laterally flattened, fleshy, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, successively single flowered inflorescence arising from the upper leafless portion of the stem

Synonyms Aporum babiense (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A Guide to Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide