Dendrobium bilobum Lindl. 1843 SECTION Monanthos

Plant and Flowers

Another Angle Photos by Steve Wells

Deep Shade Hot Cool Winter Spring summer Fall

Common Name The Two Lobed Dendrobium [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [.5 mm]

Found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and New Caledonia in rainforests at elevations of sea level to 1350 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to pendant, slightly bilaterally flattened stems carrying many, distichous, suberect, thin, linear, obtuse, apically bilobed, bright green, twisted at the base to be all in one plane leaves that blooms at any time of the year on a short single flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers.

I am not sure about this one, the owners had it as D aff malbrownii for years and came up with this determination with several others. I do not have a decent drawing. Use with caution

Synonyms Callista biloba (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Monanthos biloba (Lindl.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912/85;Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Monanthos bilobus drawing fide; The Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing hmm; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroidee Pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo ok;