Dendrobium cultratum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Oxystophyllum Photo by Petrus Kurniawan

Plant and Flower Photo by Purification Orchids and their Philippine Orchid Photo Site


Common Name The Knife-Shaped Dendrobium [refers to the leaf shape]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Sulawesi and the Philippines at elevations of sea level to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with branching, pendant, close set stems carrying many, densely 2 ranked, linear, fleshy, acute leaves that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on short, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence arising from near the apex of each stem and carrying color variable flowers.

Synonyms Aporum cultratum (Schltr.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum cultratum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide;