Dendrobium chewiorum J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2008

SECTION Calcarifera

Photo by PA and Mail Online Website

Fragrance Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Chew's Dendrobium [Malaysian Brothers and Orchid Enthusiasts current]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in hill forests above rivers at elevations around 400 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with several, 7 ridged, becoming purplish brown stems carrying 7, narrowly elliptic, unequally acutely bilobed apically, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall on a olive to purple, .8 to .84" [2 to 2.3 cm] long, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising from the upper nodes of leafless stems and carrying musky scented flowers.

Similar to D lampongense but distinguished by the prominent, cinnamon-brown keel on the lip


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 as D chewii photo/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009 as D chewii; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 Photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide