Dendrobium cymboglossum J.J. Wood & A.L. Lamb 1994

SECTION Calcarifera

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Common Name The Boat-Shaped Lip Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Borneo in lowland and montane forests at elevations of 400 to 700 meters as a medium to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to spreading, slender canes that can form keikis at the nodes and having several narrowly elliptic, acute to acuminate, deciduous leaves that arise along the upper portion of the cane and blooms in the summer on a subterminal, pendant, 2 to 4.4" [5 to 11 cm] long, several [8 to 12] flowered inflorescence that arise from along the leafy or leafless stem.

Synonyms Eurycaulis cymboglossus (J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos/drawing fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2013 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide