Dendrobium furcatum Reinw. ex Lindl. 1858 SECTION Dolichocentrum Schlechter 1911

Plant Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Forked Dendrobium [refers to the three lined callus on center of the lip]

Flower Size 1.2" to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in elfin forests on volcanic slopes usually on tree branches at elevations of 600 to 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendulous, branching, narrow stems carrying distichous, narrow, widely spaced, grasslike, linear to nearly lanceolate, unequally bidentate apically leaves that blooms in the winter and summer on an erect, lateral, 1.5" [3.75 cm] long, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence arising along the stem to the tip so as to almost appear terminal.

Synonyms Callista furcata (Reinw. ex Lindl.) Kuntze 1891; Dendrobium amabile Schltr. 1910; Dendrobium celebicum A.D.Hawkes 1962; Dendrobium sarasinorum Kraenzl. 1910; Dolichocentrum furcatum (Reinw. ex Lindl.) Brieger 1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910 as D sarrasinorum; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1912; Die Orchideen lieferung 11/12 633 - 752 Brieger 1981 as Dolichocentrum furcatum drawing fide/photo plant only; Orchid Species Culture: Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo fide; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 78 #2 2014 photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendrodeae Part 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014