Dendrobium brinchangense Holttum 1947 SECTION Calyptrochilus

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photos by David Kuehn

Common Name or Meaning The Gunung Brichang Mountains Dendrobium [Cameron Highlands of Malaysia]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Malaysia in the Cameron Highlands at elevations of 1500 to 2200 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with stems carrying narrowly linear, basally widest, evenly narrows to apex, acute, basally clasping leaves articulate to the purple flushed leaf sheaths that blooms in the spring, summer and fall from the nodes near the apex of the cane with very short, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION Now said by Kew to be a white flowered synonym of D hasseltii but I have left them separate pending more research.

Synonyms Pedilonum brinchangense (Holttum) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:279 Holttum 1947 drawing fide; Flora of Malaysia Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide