Dendrobium crabro Ridl. 1908 SECTION Calcarifera

Plant and Flowers

Photos by PNOrchids and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Full Shade Hot Warm LATESpring

Common Name or Meaning The Hornet Like Dendrobium [refers to the shape of the lip]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sarawak Borneo in lowlands at elevations around 500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to spreading, subcylindrical, widest towards the apex, clavate, distinctly grooved stems carrying 4 to 7, oblong-elliptic, shortly and obtusely unequal at eh apex, deciduous, often purple in youth, slightly narrowing and cuneate at the base leaves that blooms in the late spring on a short, towards the apex, pendulous, peduncle 1.08" [2.7 cm] long, rachis .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm] long, 1 to 2, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence arising on leafy and leafless canes.

Synonyms Eurycaulis crabro (Ridl.) 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 1996; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide