Dendrobium basilanense Ames 1912 TYPE Sheet and drawing by Ames

Full shade Hot Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Basilan Island Dendrobium

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found on the island of Basilan in southern Philippines on trees in swamps at elevations of sea level to 400 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a simple to branched stem carrying 2 ranked, all along the stem, lanceolate, acute leaves taht blooms in the late spring and fall on a terminal, rachis to .8" [2 cm] long, pedicels arising from small heads of minute bracts, .12" [3 mm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence carrying small, white flowers.

Synonyms Aporum basilanense (Ames) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philippiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984;