Dendrobium papilio Loher 1897 SECTION Dolichocentrum Schlechter 1911

Another Flower

Photo by Peter O'Byrne, courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Flower size photo

FragrancePart Sun WinterSpring and Summer

Common Name The Eared Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.5 to 2.8" [4 to 7 cm]

Found as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte on mossy forest trees in the Philippines at elevations of 1400 to 2200 meters with branching, slender, many jointed, black spotted canes carrying a few to many, short, grass-like, 2 ranked leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a lateral, short, single flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Aporum papilio (Loher) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium vanoverberghii Ames 1913 publ. 1914

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; Manual of Orchids Stewart 1995; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Orchids of The Philippines Cootes 2001 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; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2009 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes and Tiong 2015 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #2 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #2 2019 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #11 2019 photo ok;