Dendrobium cymbicallum P.O'Byrne & J.J.Wood 2007 SECTION Calcarifera

Side View of Flowers

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Common Name The Boat-Shaped Column Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.32 to 1.44" [3.3 to 3.6" cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations below 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with erect to spreading, simple, basal node swollen, the rest cylindrical, dark green in youth becoming reddish brown and soon sulcate stems carrying a few towards the apex, suberect to spreading, reddish maroon in youth becoming green with age, oblong, acute leaves that blooms on a hanging, short, arising from the nodes near the apex of a leafless stem, cylindrical, dark purple maroon, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, dark purple floral bracts.

Similar species include D endertii and D lampongense but neither have a mentum that decurves to almost 90 degrees at the middle.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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