Dendrobium barioense J.J.Wood 2008


Photos by Right Anthony Lamb, Left Peter O'Byrne

Part Shade CoolLATE Winter EARLYSpring

Common Name The Bario Dendrobium [A region of the Kelabit Highlands in Sarawak]

Flower Size .36 to .4 " [.9 to 1 cm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo in lower montane forests and ridge top forests at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with laterally compressed, leafy, clustered, pendent stems carrying obliquely ovate, acute, equitant, finely nerved, dark red purple to purple green leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a lateral to subterminal, to [1.7 cm] long, successively 1 to 3, several flowered inflorescence arising in a fascile through chaffy bracts and with creamy brown, spotted brown , shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying unscented flowers.

D barioense is closest to D xanthoacron but can be distinguished by the linear, acute petals, longer smooth lip without small toothed crests on the lobules.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 drawing/photo fide