Dendrobium erythropogon Rchb.f. 1885 SECTION Formosae

Drawing by John Day

Another Drawing

Drawing by Andrew Brown

Part sun

Common Name The Red Bearded Dendrobium [refers to the vertical crimson hairs towards the apex of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Borneo without locational data as a with clumping, erect, to 9 noded, cylindrical, slightly zig-zag, sulcate, brownish green to brown, thick stems with the upper leaf sheaths covered with brown or black hairs carrying 5 to 6 towards the apex, persistent, oblong-elliptic to oblong-ovate, obliquely bilobed apically leaves which are covered in black hairs below that blooms on a short, few to several [4 to 5] flowered inflorescence with concave, abaxial surface covered with black hairs, adaxial surfacew glabrous floral bracts.

Similar to D lowii but differs in flower color and very differently shaped lip with crimson hairs running vertically towards the apex of the lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide