Dendrobium kenepaiense J.J.Sm. 1918

SECTION Distichophyllae

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Common Name or Meaning The Kenepai Dendrobium [An Area of Kalimantan]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm] wide

Found in Borneo in peat swamp forests at elevations near sea level to 100 meters as a small to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with quadrangular, densely leafy stems carrying many, oval, rigid, unequally obtusely bilobed, darker above leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence with an ovate, tubular, acute floral bract.

Differs from D connanthum by the broader leaves, the larger flowers with broader sepals and petals. Also closely related to D hepaticum and D ellipsophyllum but differeing in the smoother lip bearing a solitary subapical keel.

Synonyms Distichorchis kenepaiensis (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 not = D refractum A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2010 errata for Vol 1; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 10 2012 photo good; Dendrobium of Borneo Wood 2014 photo/drawing fide