Dendrobium inflatum Rolfe 1895 SECTION Calcarifera J.J. Sm.

Plant and Flowers Photo courtesy of Linda & Mikael Karlbom

Common Name The Inflated Dendrobium [refers to the inflated mentum]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Bali and Java often on roadside trees in bright light at elevations around 920 to 1220 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with stem that is slender basally and thickest in the middle and carries many, closely spaced, oblong leaves and blooms on a short, 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence arising most often on leafless stems and have thin textured flowers that do not open fully.

Synonyms Anisopetala inflata (Rolfe) M.A.Clem. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Orchidaceae Monandre-Dendrobiinae Fr. Kraenzlin 1910; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchid Species Culture; Dendrobium Bakers 1996; The Dendrobiums H. P. Wood 2006 photo fide