Dendrobium excavatum (Blume) Miq. 1859 SECTION Oxystophyllum

Plant in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia Photos by David Kuehn

Common Name The Hollowed Dendrobium

Flower Size .3" [.8 cm]

Found in Cambodia, Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Lesser Sunda Islands, Moluccas, Sumatra and New Guinea at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with leafy stems carrying many, set at an acute angle to the stem, narrowly triangular, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on a single flowered, from all along the stem, short inflorescence.

Synonyms Aporum excavatum (Blume) Rauschert 1983; Callista excavata (Blume) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium excavatum var buruense J.J.Sm. 1928; *Oxystophyllum excavatum Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Oxystophyllum excavatum; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1960; Die Orchideen lieferung 11 Schlechter/Brieger 1981 as Oxystophyllum excavatum; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 additional taxa; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobiums Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo ok