Dendrobium hamaticalcar J.J.Wood & Dauncey 1993 SECTION Calcarifera

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

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Common Name or Meaning The Hook-Shaped Spur Dendrobium

Flower Size 1 to 1.4" [2.5 to 3.6 cm]

Found in Sabah, Borneo in lowlands and foothills at elevations of 400 to 1400 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, arching, somewhat thicker towards the apex stems and are enveloped by violet flushed, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying thin, broad, ovate, acute, basally clasping and articulate to the leaf sheaths leaves that blooms in the fall on 2 to 3 per stem, pendulous, 4 to 14 flowered, .8 to 1.84" [2 to 4.6 cm] long inflorescence arising from the nodes towards the apex of the leafy or leafless cane-like stem.

Similar to D sarawakense but it does not have the charcteristic "U" to "V" shaped basal callus [instead of 2 to 3, longitudinal keels] and has a longer, more hooked mentum

Synonyms Eurycaulis hamaticalcar (J.J.Wood & Dauncey) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Wood Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing/photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Wood Vol 3 1997 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 3 2009; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawings fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; A Guide tothe Dendrobium of Borneo J J Wood 2013 photos fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide