Dendrobium fulminicaule J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Calcarifera TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade

Common Name The Black Stem Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Sumatra without elevational data with clustered, flattened, basally black becoming green above, quite broad in the lower third, flexuous stems carrying lanceolate, laterally flattened, dark green to blackish, unequally, obtusely bilobed apically, graduating smaller above leaves that blooms on very short, arising on leafless canes, single flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are pale yellow brown to pale green with large purple spots on the lip .

Synonyms Anisopetala fulminicaulis (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Baker 1996; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;