Dendrobium distichum [Presley]Rchb.f 1877 SECTION Aporum SUBSECTION Aporum Photo by Dale and Deni Borders

Flowers and Inflorescence Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name Distichous Leafed Dendrobium

Flower Size 1/4" [7 mm]

Found in the Philippine as a widespread, small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphytic species with rigid, swordlike leaves occuring in swamps, bogs and in mangroves on the seacoast from sealevel to 900 meters. This species has pendant, flattened stems carrying 2 ranked, thick, basally clasping, rigid, triangular-lanceolate leaves that blooms an an terminal, short, few, slightly fragrant flowered inflorescence that arise from the nodes at the apex of the stem occuring in all months other than the last two months of autumn which is a good time to lessen water and fertilizer as well.

Synonyms Aporum distichum (C. Presl) Rauschert 1983; Callista disticha (Rchb. f.) Kuntze; Dendrobium indivisum Naves 1859; *Schizmoceras disticha Presley 1827

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and their Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes & Tiong 2015 photo fide