Dendrobium villosulum Wall. ex Lindl. 1830 SECTION Conostalix

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Common Name The Shaggy Dendrobium

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Found in Malaysia on the island of Pinang.

Almost all references out there make this species D gramineum but new research done by Wood 2014 shows that D villosulum as a separate species with a habit of D gramineum but the lip is unique to the SECTION Conostalix as it is trifurcate and it occurs only on Pinang Island in Malaysia.

Synonyms Callista villosula (Wall. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Conostalix villosula (Wall. ex Lindl.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium melanochlamys Holttum 1947

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 explains separation, no photo or drawing