Dendrobium curviflorum Rolfe 1895 SECTION Aporum

Plant and Inflorescence Photos by Andre Schuiteman from the Orchis project website

Common Name The Curved Flower Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand and Laos at elevations around 1220 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with branching, terete stems enveloped completely by clasping leaf bearing sheths and carrying many, terete, acute, fleshy, distichous leaves that blooms with a few flowers that do not open fully arising on a short inflorescence that appears from the nodes near the apex of a leafy stem.

Synonyms Aporum curviflorum (Rolfe) M.A.Clem 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007