Dendrobium gemellum Lindl. 1830 SECTION Calcarifera J.J. Sm.

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

Part sun WarmCool Winter

Common Name The Twin Dendrobium

Flower Size 1.32" [3.3 cm] long

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and the Moluccas at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with thickest in the center stems carrying about 13, lanceolate, acute, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the winter on a very short, arising on the upper nodes, 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence.

Comber states that this species is unique in the Section Calcarifera because the lip is acuminate and acute as its apical margins are inrolled forming a sharp point

Synonyms Anisopetala biflora (Blume) M.A.Clem. 2003; Pedilonum biflorum Blume 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Materials For a Flora of the Malayan Penninsula Part 1 Ridley 1907; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Contributions to the Knowledge of the Orchid Flora of Sumatra Schlechter 1910/11; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Orchid Digest Vol 47 no 5 1983 Drawing fide; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1996; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;