Dendrobium compressistylum J.J.Sm. 1926 SECTION Aporum

Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Photos by Sonny Agus Sumarsono and The Orchids of Sumatra Blogspot

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Common Name The Flattened Column Dendrobium

Flower Size .2" [5 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with close set, simple stems enveloped completely by imbricate leaf bearing sheaths and carrying obliquely oblong-triangular, acute, laterally flattened, fleshy leaves that blooms in the winter on many, from the leaf axils, very short, successively single flowered inflorescence.

The 2nd and third photo are a similar species, but to date I do not know which one. Notice the fimbiate lip apex.

Synonyms Aporum compressistylum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012;

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