Dendrobium clavator Ridl. 1896 SECTION Crumenata

Plant Photo by Jean and the Orchids Online Australia


Common Name The Club-Shaped Dendrobium

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in pennisular Malaysia as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with slender, 8 to 10 angled pseudobulbs that have a short swollen area 2 internodes long carrying 2 to 4 terete, widely spaced, deciduous leaves that blooms with a very short inflorescence arising opposite the leaves near the apex carrying a single, short-lived, rather closed flower.

Synonyms Aporum clavator (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Ceraia clavator (Ridl.) M.A.Clem. 2003; Dendrobium mellitum Ridl. 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Aporum equitans photo ok'; e Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo hmm; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide