Dendrobium dianiae Metusala, P.O'Byrne & J.J.Wood 2010 SECTION Calcarifera

Photo by Petrus Kurniawan

Another Flower Color Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Part sunHot Warm Winter Spring

Common Name Dian's Dendrobium [Mrs Rachmawaty Indonesian Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.16" to 1.24" [2.9 to 3.2 cm] long

Found in Kalimantan Borneo in primary lowland and hill forests at elevations of 300 to 900 meters as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with clustered, erect to arching, spreading to descending, terete, green becoming reddish brown, longitudinally sulcate in maturity stems carrying deciduous, elliptic, tapering to an obliquely acute, unequally bilobed apically, thin-textured, mid nerve prominent on adaxial surface, slightly undulate margins, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on a crowded, pendulous, cylindrical, purple to maroon, racemose, to 2.6" [to 6.5 cm] long, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence arising laterally from the apical nodes of leafless stems with triangular, acute floral bracts.

Similar species include D hymenophyllum, D muluense and D panduriferum


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 6 2010 as D dianae photo/drawing fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of Borneo JJ Wood 2013 as D dianae photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 as D dianae photo/drawing fide