Dendrobium hepaticum J.J.Sm.1917

SECTION Distichophyllae

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Dian Rachmawaty and the Orchids of Borneo Website

Fragrance Part Shade Cool LATE Summer Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Liver Colored Dendrobium

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in western Borneo in lower montane at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, grooved, quadrangular stems carrying many, fleshy, glossy dark green or yellow green, thin textured, oblong-ovate to oval, broadly obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late summer fall and early winter on many, sessile, short, single to 2 flowered inflorescence and carrying fragrant flowers.

Similar to D revolutum in the flowers shape but with different colors, the many ribbed lip with larger side lobes and a 2 lobed mid lobe.

Synonyms Distichorchis hepatica (J.J.Sm.) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchid Species Culture, Dendrobium Bakers 1996; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide 1st photo only; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo fide; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide