Dendrobium josephinae Cootes 2008 SECTION Fugacia

Inflorescence Photos by Jim Cootes and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part sun Hot

Common Name Josephine's Dendrobium [Ms Suniega Philippine orchid enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1 [2.5 cm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 350 meters as a small to medium sized, erect to semi-pendulous, hot growing epiphyte with basally slender, gradually becoming clavate, many noded, non branching, leafy apically stem carrying usually 2, narrowly to broadly lanceolate, not leathery, glossy, sessile leaves that blooms on single flowered inflorescence arising along the stem always on the swollen portion.

Similar to D bicolense but this one differs in the single ridger on the labellum and the acute lip apex.

Synonyms Euphlebium josephinae (Cootes) M.A.Clem. & Cootes 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as Euphlebium josephinae photo fide; A Guide to the Dendrobium of the Philippines Cootes & Tiong 2015 photo fide