Dendrobium flexile Ridl. 1896 SECTION Aporum

Photo by Byron Rinke

Side View Of Flower

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Part ShadeHot" Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Flexible Dendrobium

Flower Size .5 to .6" [1.2 to 1.5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra on trees by rivers and in old mangroves at lower elevations to 100 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with leafy stems for half way and the distal half is leafless and carrying slender, terete, acute, close [adpressed] to the stem leaves that blooms in the fall on a short, arising from the nodes along the leafless upper half of the stem, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Aporum adpressifolium (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Aporum flexile (Ridl.) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium adpressifolium J.J.Sm. 1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Orchids Holttum 1953; Opera Botanica #83 Orchid Genera in Thailand XII Dendrobium Sw. Seidenfaden 1985 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Cribb & Wood 1994 additional taxa; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 2001; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo ok; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #9 2017 photo fide;