Dendrobium corallorhizon J.J.Sm. 1931 SECTION Calcarifera

Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel, and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Coral Colored Root Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Brunei, Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations of 1300 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or rarely lithophye with clustered, spreading to pendent, slender canes carrying deciduous, narrowly ovate-lanceolate, spreading to suberect, narrowing at the apex, subacuminate to acute, somewhat basally twisted, contracted and conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, towards the apex, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising on leafless stems and carrying cucumber scented flowers.

Similar to D obrienianum but D corallorhizon is distinguished by the shorter mentum and a bilobed lip.

Synonyms Eurycaulis corallorhizus (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1995; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo good; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide