Dendrobium helvolum J.J.Sm. 1912 SECTION Oxystophyllum

Plant and Flowers

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Full Shade Hot LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Reddish Dendrobium

Flower Size .3" [7mm]

Found in Borneo in mangrove forests at elevations near sea level as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with clustered stems carrying 7 to 9, linear-lanceolate, laterally compressed, 2 ranked leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a short, on the side and towards the apex, successively single flowered inflorescence carrying fleshy flowers

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Aporum helvolum (J.J.Sm.) Rauschert 1983; Oxystophyllum helvolum (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing ok; Orchid Species Culture Dendrobium Bakers 1995; Dendrobium and its Relatives Lavarack, Harris and Stocker 2000 photo good; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 see excluded taxa